Toughest Mudder Photocredit: Bob Mulholland
Obstacle Course Races, OCR

My Regional Toughest Mudder Gear List

With England’s Toughest Mudder just two months away it is time to revise my Toughest Mudder gear list based on my experiences from last year. I am publishing this here as a reference for newbies to the Toughest Mudder series. This list is different from my World’s Toughest Mudder gear list, which I will publish in due course.

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Photocredit: Bob Mulholland
OCR, Running, Trail Races, Training

7 things I learned in my first 24 hour race

I recently ran World’s Toughest Mudder, a 24 hour obstacle race held in the desert just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. While I think I was quite prepared for this one (think training, nutrition and getting lots of information on the World’s Toughest Mudder Facebook group), there were still some valuable lessons I learned, that can be applied to any 24 hour race, not only obstacle races. And yes, there were some things I learned the hard way.

24 hour race
Climbing up the wall! Photocredit: Brad Kerr

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Europe's Toughest Mudder
Obstacle Course Races, Race Review

Europe’s Toughest Mudder

If you are into running and you have not lived behind the moon the past years I am sure you have heard about Obstacle Course Racing and mud runs. One of the biggest players in that market is Tough Mudder. It isn’t called a race – it’s called a challenge because the classic concept is a 10 mile mud run, which is not timed.

In 2011 they started a different timed race format, the 24 hours World’s Toughest Mudder. It is a 5 mile course where people try to complete as many laps as possible.
If you follow my instagram channel @aerialspartan you might have seen that I’ve been a spectator at WTM 2015 and that I signed up for WTM 2017 later this year.

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