Miss Preston tackles Tough Mudder.

This weekend I ran Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which participants attempt 10–12-mile-long (16–19 km) military-style obstacle courses.

Designed and created by British Special Forces to test mental as well as physical strength, the obstacles often play on common human fears, such as fire, water, electricity and heights.

The course is run for charity and entrant money goes towards Help for Heroes. This is a charity which is close to my heart. Here’s me at the start line looking… clean!

Miss Preston - Tough Mudder 2014

Miss Preston – Tough Mudder 2014

This was the final event out of my three events for charity. I completed the 20 mile bike ride around Preston Guild wheel, I ran the 12 mile mud obstacle course in Preston and I left the toughest till last.

Tough Mudder didn’t disappoint and it really pushed my determination and physical strength. I found the first 5 miles the toughest as the course didn’t give you long to warm up.

The second obstacle was the artic enema, this was a huge pool of iced water which you had to leap in, and there were tyres in the way so you had to swim underneath them so there was no avoiding the cold!

Here is the map of the course!

Miss Preston - Tough Mudder 2014

Miss Preston – Tough Mudder Map 2014

There were 3 electrocution points throughout the course these really zapped me and took the wind out of me! I have so many favourite obstacles I have no idea where to start!

The whole event was about teamwork and helping others and it was great to give and receive help and encouragement from your fellow Mudders.

Paul ran the whole 12 miles with me and we pushed and encouraged each other through each mile.

I can’t wait to sign up to the next Tough Mudder event and raise even more money for charity and not being able to move the next day. The physical course really takes it out of you, but I would highly recommend it to anyone.

One last picture, the finish line photo covered in mud and goodness knows what else!

Miss Preston - Tough Mudder 2014

Miss Preston Steph, with her partner Paul – Tough Mudder 2014

Speak to you soon
Miss Preston x

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