2018 has been a great season for me, different to other years as I always had World’s Toughest Mudder in my sights, meaning that Tough Mudder would dominate my calendar. Here are my highlights (in no particular order).
World’s Toughest Mudder
Well, although in no particular order, this had to be the first on my list. Unfortunately, I had a nasty cold the week before flying out which really messed up my race. With the unseasonable cold, I couldn’t keep pace and keep warm. I finished with only 20 miles. BUT the whole experience was amazing – race weekend, Atlanta and the run up. I’ll definitely be back at some point. Not because I have a point to prove, I know what I am capable of, but I want to experience the course fit and well and actually enjoy the suck! Read more…
Tough Mudder London North
Tough Mudder London North was a brand new venue to Tough Mudder UK. There were many documented issues with the course, and unfortunately it’s not on the 2019 calendar. This was my favourite UK course – relatively short and flat (greater obstacle density) whilst as TMHQ weren’t allowed to dig down, they had to be more creative with their obstacles – No water under Funky Monkey, no BlockNess, but we said hello to Electric Eel, Hydrophobia and Giant A-Hole.
Tough Mudder Germany
Going on tour with the OCR Solo Mudders is always a highlight of my year. This year we chose Tough Mudder, NRW. A fantastic course with the highlight being Heidi’s Weg. Nothing special, just a switch back, but with a mud slide down the hill. The whole weekend was awesome – a large AirBnB, party atmosphere and a trip to the Warsteiner Brewery (all you can drink for 2 hours for just E10!). I’m looking forward to returning in 2019. Read more..
Europe’s Toughest Mudder
This was step 1 to World’s Toughest Mudder. The main aim was to cover 30 official miles (6 laps) to get “Contender Status” at WTM. 2017 I comfortably covered 25, but the extra lap meant keeping to pace, little time in the pit and just keep going. Read more…
Has to be one of my favourite races of the year. Running around Salford Quays, no mud – all obstacles including the legendary Take Off. Look out for Urban Revolution races in the North West and especially if it returns to Salford Quays. It’s one not to miss. Read more…
Rat Race RunStock
Another great weekend with the Solo Mudders. 5km laps with optional obstacles with the aim to complete as many laps within the 8 hour time limit. My aim was to hit 50km, but in the end I managed to complete 65km, top 10 finish! Read more…
These are my highlights, I loved all the races (well, maybe loved is too strong a word for some of them!). To read all of my race reviews in one place – visit my Race Calendar.
Here’s to 2019!