If you choose to work for Go Ape then adventure runs through your veins – after all, life would be so dull without it. Adventure that is! I’m Charlotte, one of the hairy marketing monkeys at Banana HQ, escaping the office when I can! Go Ape even helped towards my day at Tough Mudder through the Adventure Fund.
When I was challenged to Tough Mudder (after a few too many glasses of wine at a wedding!) I jumped at the chance to tick it off the bucket list. With a couple of days to go before we ventured to the beautiful grounds of Boughton House, I took a brief look around the Tough Mudder website. Immediately I wished I hadn’t.
The day arrived and we all felt a nervous excitement en route to join the fellow mudders – the banter-filled car that set off was soon taken over by pre-race jitters!
We spent just under four hours trudging through mud, overcoming Everest, cage crawling, and surviving swamps and shocks. The folk at Tough Mudder HQ must be smiling to themselves as they mark out the course ensuring every hill in the rolling countryside is included and no water-filled ditch is left out!
The Arctic Enema was something else, just thinking about it sends icy shivers down my spine. I can’t begin to think how I managed to submerge myself in ice cold water and swim through, but the Tough Mudder spirit takes over and you simply do it. Everyone is cheering and the euphoria you feel is second to none!
It’s your tribe that helps you make it over that finish line and we all walked away with pride and a smile in a Tough Mudder tee and headband – thoroughly toughened up. There’s something truly rewarding about running for a charity – knowing that you can make a difference. Sarah Malins’ ‘Together we are Stronger‘ team ran for the rare genetic disorder CDKL5.
I can safely say that when they say ‘Tough Mudder’ they mean it! It’s a true test of mental and physical strength. As a team, we’re proud to be part of the Tough Mudder tribe – conquering one of the World’s toughest challenges.
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