On the 14th of September 2013, the Mudder Duckers paid $140 each to run through mud, crawl through tunnels and under barbed wire, jump off planks, dive under ice, and get electrocuted for 20km. Why? To test their limits in the self-proclaimed “toughest event on the planet”: the Tough Mudder.
Tough Mudder is an obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces to test physical stamina and mental grit. So, as one might expect, I was nervous. I also didn’t fully realise what I’d signed up for until I received the course map – 18 obstacles scattered across 20km of Phillip Island. Minimal training, combined with my crippling fear of heights, meant that this would be one of the greatest challenges of my life thus far. Read More