Anyone done a Tough Mudder?

(64 Posts)
Needabitofsunshine Sat 26-Jan-13 08:14:41

I´m doing one in May and was wondering if anyone else had been brave (stupid) enough to try one...?

Worried about the electric shocks and 12 miles...need to work on my pull ups and increase my running distance by a few miles!

CooEeeEldridge Tue 14-May-13 09:10:21

Thanks guys! Definitely doing it again next year, and hopefully tough mudder if its in Kettering again. We had one hold up whilst on a very narrow path that an ambulance needed to get down (fair enough!) but there were a couple of bottle necks around a couple of obstacles, good point on waves shang we went at 1015 which is prime time I guess, early start next year!

shanghaismog Mon 13-May-13 18:26:21

No queuing for us either but we did get an early start time - 8.40am. Was funny to see everyone coming in looking nervous and us heading out with out orange headbands smile

Well done cooee!! We are signing up for rat race and spartan race too!

I shouldn't have worn the shirts they weren't Lycra type ones.

I didn't experience queuing at TM, longest wait was about a minute I think the others we got straight on with.

kaumana Sat 11-May-13 21:43:00

Well done CooEee Wear your bruises with pride!

CooEeeEldridge Sat 11-May-13 16:15:20

So just done the rat race half mucker, it was ace!!! LOVED the obstacles and camaraderie. I wore shorts, no chaffing but my knees are cut / bruised to pieces!!! Q for tough mudder people? Can there be much of a wait at 'big' obstacles? A couple of ones here there were 5-10 min waits, and for one (with 2 other path options) the main path was 30 mins!! Already looking to sign up to next one!!!

shanghaismog Thu 09-May-13 20:32:01

I wore 3/4 length dri fit capris and thought they were fab. Totally not waterlogged at all and a little bit of knee protection. Mind you I still have some amazingly spectacular bruises! Don't plan to wear anything short sleeved or legged for at least a week afterwards. We had booked a spa hotel for Monday as we're on hols and I looked like a car crash victim lying by the pool in my bikini... Never mind enjoying the sunshine.... Beyond embarrassing as it was so bad!

CooEeeEldridge Thu 09-May-13 13:25:17

kaumana they are the Nike dry fit ones. However, I wore them for 2 runs since and no chaffing?! I think I'm going to wear them, but Vaseline up.. I'll let you know how I get on!!

kaumana Tue 07-May-13 20:57:30

Thanks guys for posting how you got on, I'm really looking forward to the Edinburgh one.

Though not so much the artic enema or anything involving height and jumping!

Clutching What type of shorts did you wear? I had planned to wear my Nike dry fit ones.

TheFallenNinja Tue 07-May-13 06:55:22

It was awesome. Way better than last year. smilesmilesmilesmile Loved it.

shanghaismog Sun 05-May-13 19:29:45

Fantastic!!!! Totally mental challenge rather than physical! Not a big fan of being submerged in water, so loads of the obstacles were major fear factor... Battered with some pretty spectacular bruises. Lots if fun though and we were more than prepared fitness wise. Electric eel was by far the worst, followed by arctic enema!

CooEeeEldridge Sun 05-May-13 17:31:08

How you feeling today clutching?? So from Your comments above, wore the shorts I planned to wear on Sat and they chaffed!! Never thought about that so thanks for saving me from that thanks!

Big mistake to wear shorts I got major thigh chaffing! It was fun. The obstacles were tough. Jumping off the big platform in to water? Nearly shat myself. Electric shocks feel like you are bring punched with a sharp ring on. Arctic enema? Jeepers! Whacked all the breath from my body and lost control of my limbs! People are really helpful though and helped push/pull me up when stuck.

CooEeeEldridge Sat 04-May-13 23:15:02

Well done clutching!!!! Tell us all about it! You did it AND posted all in one day! Bruises ago go then? What did you wear on the legs? Had hoped for shorts for rat race but not sure if sensible as so done who hates tights!!

kaumana Sat 04-May-13 21:38:53

clutching You're alive!! I too have seen the pics from today on FB, looked amazing.

itsyoni mcpie and myself may have to get "the scarf" and tie it round our heads warrior like.

McPie Sat 04-May-13 21:01:05

Well done on completing it, I saw some pics on facebook earlier and it looked amazing.
Its the climbing that frightens me, gonna have to up my game with the boxing and weights I think! Less than 4 months to go now for me smile

I'm traumatised!! It was fun wink. Some of those obstacles werea mental challenge over a physical. I've got some cracking bruises and scrapes

kaumana Sat 04-May-13 12:49:50

All the best for today. Can't wait to hear how it went.

CooEeeEldridge Fri 03-May-13 23:15:50

You'll be ace clutching! Enjoy it, that is the main thing! if all else fails push someone off something

Bricking itshock

CooEeeEldridge Fri 03-May-13 14:50:36

Good luck all!! Looks like youve got the weather for it, come back and let us know how you've got on!

shufflebum Wed 01-May-13 04:14:36

DH is doing it, I'm not that mad!

No I'm leaving dd with DP for day/night. Yes I'm at Kettering Saturday. Are you doing it shufflebum or is your Dh ?

shufflebum Tue 30-Apr-13 20:03:59

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shufflebum Tue 30-Apr-13 06:44:50

Oooh hope you don't mind me jumping in, are any if you doing the Kettering one? Are you/ DH bringing children to watch? Not sure what to do they are 19 months and 4 years and it's supposed to rain!

shanghaismog Tue 30-Apr-13 06:20:21

I know, a bit mental... On the walk the plank obstacle, which is one I fear anyway. Gulp... Life insurance is up to date smile

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