Yorkshire Tough Mudder

Photo credit: www.yorkshirecoastradio.com 

Photo credit: www.yorkshirecoastradio.com 

Yorkshire will take on the epic Tough Mudder challenge at the end of this month, July 29th and 30th.  Both the Tough Mudder Full and Half will be available, giving participants the option of a muddy fun-filled 5 miles or a mud, electricity and ice-filled 10-12 miles. Both events will be strewn with challenging obstacles, designed to test participants’ physical strength, stamina and mental grit.

This year there is a horde of brand new obstacles to take on. The interestingly named ‘Augustus Gloop’ will see participants trudging through a pit of water before climbing up a vertical pipe, whilst dodging torrents of water from above. For a full break-down of the who, what and wheres of different obstacles, take a look at this video. Sound intimidating? Don't fear, 95% of participants choose to enter as a team for laughs and support the whole way round. 

Legionnaires get VIP privileges at this event with their very own separate lanes for the obstacles and an exclusive legionnaire-only finishing obstacle - ‘Kong’ - a set of extreme monkeybar rings at a dizzying 30-foot high. Also new this year is the competitive start wave, where the elite will line-up to battle their ways to a finishing prize, which will be awarded to the first 3 male and female finishers.

If you're too late to sign up this year, don't worry you can still check out these other Tough Mudders which are taking place all across the country. With an event this epic, you don't want to miss out! 

Written by Kate Milsom