Billed as ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’, Tough Mudder returns to Scotland this month. Competitors will test their physical and mental fitness at the event in Dalkeith on 14 and 15 June.
The Tough Mudder series features hardcore 10-12 mile-long obstacle courses designed by the Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. Tough Mudder, it is said, is not a race but a challenge.
There are now Tough Mudder events in seven countries with 1.3 million people having taken part since 2010. To say the participants are passionate about Tough Mudder is an understatement, with over 4,000 participants having Tough Mudder tattoos. There will be over 60 events in 2014 with 800,000 participants expected in 2014.
In addition to new obstacles to test participants at the Dalkeith event, there will be a unique, one of a kind obstacle just for Mudder Legionnaires (participants who have completed more than one Tough Mudder event). It involves cabers, David Cameron and Alex Salmond and is described as a ‘mini referendum’.
Organisers say: “Featuring longer trails, deeper mud and tougher challenges than Europe has ever seen before, we’re coming to town with one mission: to turn that lush Scottish green into filthy Mudder brown. Leave your Braveheart face paint at home because this Tough Mudder is sure to leave you blue in the face.”
For more information visit the Tough Mudder website.