✏️ Have you seen these insane entries for our Innovation Lab design competition? Check out the hashtag #tminnovationlab to view some more 😍
🔗Check the link in bio to enter
#toughmudderuk #design #competition #obstacles
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😰Mudders Hot Tub 😍

Water Jets with a water pump create a flow of water moving through the obstacle.
Add in obstacles to channel the flow 😅
Add Foam for a party 🥳

GYLx

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🏄‍♀️Surfs Up!🏄

More of an idea to add to stuff to original obstacles.

The name Gnome Your Limits! actually comes from a computer game achievement where you had to physically carry a Gnome from the start of the game to the end without losing it. This idea made it to our first Tough Mudder in 2013, where every gnome runner we started with makes it to the end, no mater what!! No Gnome Left behind!!

Take an original obstacle and take your object through it and back without losing it.
Could be a wiggle worm toy (Like WTM 2022)
Could be a flotation device (Force you to take it under the water)
Could be a kitchen sink?! Get creative!

GYLx

#tminnovationlab
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toughmuddereurope
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⚖️Teeter⚖️

Slackline where you`ll need a friend unless your a slackline pro! 🤟
2 Ropes attached to a bar that pivots! ⚖️

GYLx

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🧠 Brain Freeze 🥶

If Artic Enema, Tipping Point and The Slide had a Throuple. 💖

Ready for a head rush? Shock the body and then squeeze it into a dark tunnel that moves. I`m sure it won`t over stimulate and send your brain into reboot mode... 😬

#tminnovationlab
toughmuddereurope
toughmudder
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So as March`s Innovation comes to an end, here is a sneak peak for the first Sunday of April next week! How time flys!! 🥳

🧠 Brain Freeze 🥶

Can you take any guesses?

Check back on the 2nd to find out!!!

Innovation is always greater than just `more ice❄️` 📨🙊😅

#tminnovationlab
toughmuddereurope
toughmudder
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Ropey McRopeface 🐒

All you need is a bit of rope in your life to match our personality.
-Unstable🤪
-We like to hang around and help🤙
-And if you let us slip through your hands we might burn you 😲

Soooooooo, when can we come test a few of these designs... 😅

#tminnovationlab
toughmuddereurope
toughmudder
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🚴‍♂️ Handcycle 🚴‍♀️

Feel like everything is an up hill struggle? Come show us your inner Gladiator!

Let`s see if you can `Jet` over this one!
No `Wolf`s , `Shadow`s or `Rhino`s chasing you here.
I`m sure you`ll `Ace` it!!

Use your hands to peddle uphill and make it to the other side without going for a dunk!

#tminnovationlab
toughmuddereurope
toughmudder

GYLx
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The Atmore 2022 💨Wind Tunnel 💨 Simulator.

If you know, you know.

Can`t tell if I`m being serious or not with this one 🤔🤷🤷‍♀️🤷‍♂️

🙈🙉🙊

At this point I think I`m trying to get all the Gnomes free entry into WTM 2024 🤣 or at least a Gnome trip to beta testing 😲

#tminnovationlab
toughmudder
toughmuddereurope
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Another one from our `Pink Book`

🎸 `Rocky my Boxy` 🎸

Another Simple design and obstacle to give a fresh feel to the race.
A large box to climb up and over!
But beware! When you add weight to the front it rotates forward. When you pass the centre of gravity it rotates back!
The obstacle is weighted at the back to return it to the upright position for the next racer!

#tminnovationlab
toughmudder
toughmuddereurope

GYL x
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#tminnovationlab
#toughmudder
#WTM2023

Add varying strength garage door springs onto simple rig.

Potential for long spans, tough to control body momentum, and plenty of chaos.
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#8 --- Blockchained! Either scale a rock climbing wall, or make it thru the objects chained to the structure. Ring bell.

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Name of Obstacle: Brave Men`s Road

Balancing. If athlete falls, they land on a giant foam pit (like in gymnastics tumbling centers or trapeze circus schools).

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One straight out `The Pink Book` 😍 this Sunday!

Hook `n` Loop

A variant of The Classic Kong`s with a gauntlet feel. Everyone wants to feel like a ninja! 🥷🥷

Simple design, Simple Build.

Grab 2 Loops for each hand and progress through the obstacle, hooking them on hooks. Some of them are on chains or moving!

Plenty more ideas hiding in this book, you know, if anyone wants to approach us 😉🤣

#tminnovationlab toughmuddereurope toughmudder
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toughmudder #tminnovationlab

Here comes my suggestion for a future Tough Mudder obstacle.

Name: Over flipped

Description
The mudder has to climb up a ladder and crawl along a pipe about 20 feet long. The pipe has a diameter of 2 feet and it can freely rotate to the left and right so the mudder has to keep the balance. To have more grip there are some handlebars attached to the pipe along it’s length. Should the mudder lose the balance, he or she can shiggle along the pipe by holding on to the handlebars, even though it’s turned upside down. That would be very hard to traverse the obstacle but it’s still doable.

Should the mudder fall off, there’s a pool of water. Hopefully there’re no alligators in it like in Atmore. 😉

On the other side the exit goes over the podium.
There can be several pipes next to each other.

Finger and full body strength is necessary to complete this obstacle. But it also need a good balance.

Please like the post diligently to support me 😉.

Bitte like den Beitrag fleißig um mich zu unterstützen 😉.

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#tminnovationlab #toughmudder #tm #worldstoughestmudder #wtm #etm #europestoughestmudder #ocrlife #ocrsport #ocrrunner #toughmudderdeutschland #toughmudderuk
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This is “Ring-Ring-Ring”. Swing from the ring to the cargo net, then to the next ring, just out of reach, and repeat. All suspended 8’-10’ over a pool of water.
Easy for some, challenging for others.

If you would like to see this at the next toughmudder like this post!

#tminnovationlab

obstacleracingmedia spartanrace spartan40official #mud #mudrun #net #cargonet #rings #swing
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While we take a chiller approach this week like Tough Mudder with Obstacle Innovation this year..

Some of you might have heard us talk about the `Pink Book`😈
and
Even the lucky few have survived the `Gnome Shenanigans` where we test some of our ideas and generally have a laugh.
The Gnomes eat,sleep,obstacle repeat all year round. We have many ideas, not just for obstacles. Give us a corner and watch us grow! 😉

#tminnovationlab toughmudder toughmuddereurope #eatsleepobstacles #gnomelife #bleedpink
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World`s Toughest Mudder 2023- Obstacle Proposal #1
Name of Obstacle = Heavenly Ascension
#tminnovationlab
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World`s Toughest Mudder 2023 ---Obstacle Proposal #2

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So Tough Mudder has a wedding package now 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️, so why not a wedding themed obstacle to go with it?

💖 To Have and To Hold 💖

Normal version is Texas Hold`em reinvented with ropes for tying the knot together💦💦
WTM version has electrics involved to bring a bit of spice into the relationship ⚡⚡
The no water version will have you connected and could have a shocking outcome 😤 (2 player version of WTM`s operation obstacle)

GYLx

#tminnovationlab toughmudder toughmuddereurope

Giles we can keep this up all year but we`re going to need some feedback 😉 or things are going to start getting weird 🙈🙉🙊
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💖Love💖 is in the air at Tough Mudder with them announcing their limited addition 💒wedding package💒 for valentines. This gives the gnomes an idea for tomorrows Obstacle Innovation Sundays 🤔 #tminnovationlab toughmudder toughmuddereurope ...

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Introducing my second idea for #tminnovationlab obstacle at toughmudder JUST A ROPE
Participants must climb up a knoted rope over a mud pit and down the other side with out falling in
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Sunday, Suuuunday. 🔥

🦆 Duck Hunt 🦆

You drag your family and friends to spectate every time... Force them to stand in a field full of mud and make them hold your stuff..

It`s time for some spectator revenge!!

With a sprinkle of twinkle toes over water.
You`ll Dodge, Duck , Dip, Dive and Dodge;
wet sponges,
foam balls and
maybe even supper soakers.

As spectators take their 5am wake up call anger out on you from trying to get to the event on time.

#tminnovationlab toughmudder toughmuddereurope
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"Roll `N` Rope". Entry number 3 from me to #TMInnovationLab for toughmudder obstacle design. toughmuddereurope. #rollnrope #tmambassador
#toughmudderambassador #obstacledesign
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So as we head into the first Sunday of February, Tough Mudder have been quiet... too quite!! (January is now a distant memory for a Gnome 🥴)
As we push deeper into 2023 we want your feedback. Each time you tell us what you like and dislike, This helps us refine our ideas into bigger, better and more likely to be seen obstacles! That goes for you as well Tough Mudder!!! Don`t be shy we can take it... I think.... 😭

Tomorrows obstacle isn`t for the runners btw 🤷🤷‍♀️🤷‍♂️ Yeah go figure 🙊

#tminnovationlab toughmudder toughmuddereurope
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#tminnovationlab toughmudder #next obstacle, Balls to the Balls, simply balls in cargo netting, suspended from a fram above water, 3-4 in a row, have to swing from ball to ball then swing onto a cargonet "Wall" and climb out. Relly wanna see this one. ...

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Another stab at the #tminnovationlab because this idea was in my head and I had to bust out some MSPaint level skills to realise it 😂

"The Wushu Wall Run"

I`ve always loved those scenes in Kung Fu movies where the action hero runs across the wall like someone switched the gravity off and looking pretty graceful whilst doing it. This would be your opportunity to do the same.

It`s basically a set of ropes attached to a zip line style pulley. Grab the rope, take a running jump to launch across the water before running along a vertical wall. Survive the wall run with enough speed to clear the remaining gap and land on terrafirma.

Mission achieved. Slow motion optional.

Additionally to make this tougher -
Maybe make this a few walls with gaps in between.
Or better still, multiple walls, multiple ropes.
You`ll have to leap for your next rope making this even more epic.

Someone much cleverer than I can figure out how to make the ropes return to the start once the weight is released (I`m sure there`s a way to do this, but it might as well be magic or me!)

#tminnovationlab
#toughmudder
#obstacle
#innovation
#challenge
#adventure
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My entry to the toughmudder obstacle design competition. Using the pinnacle of graphic design media.... Windows Paint! 🤣 I would also add on water cannons for other Tough Mudders to shoot water at their fellow runners! #toughmudder #toughmuddereurope #obstaclecourse #bouldering #tminnovationlab ...

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This weeks Sunday Obstacle Innovation is a simple creation using material we know Tough Mudder have a few of!

Over-Under-Through but Tough Mudder Style 😎

Utilizing their love of tubes we bring an idea from 2 races together to make you feel aquaphobic, claustrophobic and feeling UNBREAKABLE after your done 💪💪

#tminnovationlab toughmudder toughmuddereurope
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A new take on Funky Monkey! Wooden boards with holds on them that are hanging from chains so they move as you do. You slowly get higher above the water as you make your way sideways across them. Ending with a rope climb down to solid ground.

#toughmudder #toughmudderobstacle #tmambassador #toughmudderuk #tminnovationlab
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Not the best drawing, but here`s another idea for the #tminnovationlab obstacle challenge.

Slanted walls with climbing holds on them for your hands and small wooden slats for your feet. Gotta traverse across the wall, then lean behind you to get to the next wall. Repeat until the end.

#toughmudder #toughmudderobstacle #tmambassador #toughmudderuk
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It`s nearly GYL`s Obstacle Innovation Sundays again! #tminnovationlab toughmudder toughmuddereurope ...

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My #tminnovationlab submission for a new obstacle at Tough Mudder! It`s a pretty basic picture but I`m pretty proud of myself 😂 I`m no artist, that`s for sure.

Nothing But Net - a rope swing over water into a cargo net climb and then a nice little slide as a reward 😁

#mspaint #tmambassador #toughmudder #toughmudderobstacle #toughmudderuk
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So Tough Mudder posted about their #tminnovationlab for a chance at designing a future obstacle... Well I was just bored enough that I thought I`d take a stab at it.

I can only apologise about the readability of the design. It`s been a good ol`time since I last did anything like this... And it shows!

To explain it in case it`s not clear:

I`d call this "Leaps and Bounds".
You start by climbing a cargo net to reach the highest section. You would need to jump onto one of the declining sloped platforms and then side hop between the two slopped platforms until you reach the end. It`s then one final leap onto a suspended cargo net before you can work yourself down to safety and back to the ground.

You would need to keep moving as soon as you commit to the first jump. If you fail to make the jump between platforms and/or the net, you`ll end up in the drink. I`m thinking the water needs to be either nice and cold, or nice and mucky to ensure you do your best to complete.

What do you think?
I know I haven`t really innovated, but thought it could be fun to test the agility.

#tminnovationlab
#toughmudder
#obstacle
#innovation
#challenge
#adventure
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Introducing muddy balls
My idea for #tminnovationlab
A shipping container filled with water and weighted balls that could be filled with mud or shaving cream
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HOW IT WORKS

The Innovation Lab is your opportunity to make the best obstacle course in the world even better – one incredible obstacle idea at a time. Here’s how to jump on in:

  1. Post an image and description of your idea on Instagram, including the hashtag #tminnovationlab
  2. Generate support for your concept by getting as many ‘likes’ as possible.
  3. TMHQ will review the most liked concepts monthly, looking for ideas that can be feasibly constructed while delivering an incredible experience.
  4. Selected concepts will be passed to beta testing, where we’ll build and test them with live participants.
  5. Exemplary concepts that succeed in beta testing will have the chance to be added to the permanent Tough Mudder obstacle menu.
INNOVATION LAB FAQ
One awesome program, many awesome answers.
What Can I Win?
If it were us, we’d be more than content with excessive pride and kudos but we’ll toss in a few sweet prizes for top concepts:
· Top Voted – The concept with the most new likes within a month will receive a free Tough Mudder entry.
· Beta Tested Concepts – Concepts that are selected for beta testing will earn a free entry to World’s Toughest Mudder
· Roll-Out Concepts – Designs selected for permanent inclusion on the Tough Mudder menu will win a Season Pass Plus.
How Often Are Ideas Selected?
We will showcase and review a handful of the most liked new submissions every month. After that, it will depend on the strength and feasibility of the submitted ideas.

Some months may see multiple ideas approved for testing; others may see none.
How Do I Submit My Idea(s)?
Submitting ideas is easy – and you can submit as many as you’d like! Here’s how:

1. Post an image – or multiple images – of your idea on Instagram, using the hashtag #tminnovationlab
2. Use any imagery you’d like – digital mock-up, hand-drawn pictures, scale models; whatever you’d like to sell the idea
3. Include a detailed description of how the obstacle is intended to work
4. Keep in mind the pillars of the Tough Mudder brand when crafting your concept: grit, camaraderie, and accomplishment
5. Promote your idea to get as many likes as possible
A HISTORY OF INNOVATION

Creativity and change have been an integral part of Tough Mudder’s DNA since our inception in 2010. Check out where we’ve been, then help us find where we’re going next.

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