Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which we participants, attempt 12-mile-long military-style obstacle courses. Designed and created by British Special Forces to test mental as well as physical strength, obstacles often play on common human fears, such as fire, water, electricity and heights. The main principle of the Tough Mudder revolves around teamwork.
When I took part of the event we’ve team up seven fellows with the same goal but different fitness levels. But this was not a problem as The Tough Mudder organisation values camaraderie throughout the course, designing obstacles that encourage group participation. We must commit helping others complete the course, putting teammates before ourselves, and overcoming fears.
When we finish the race, we hang around and cheer on other participants. We eat and drink to fuel our post-race recovery, and enjoy the moment. We take pride in that orange headband we’re wearing – we’ve earned it. Our name is now Mud. Tough Mud.