Road to World’s Toughest Mudder 2018

2017 was an epic year of racing for me including some “firsts” – my first half marathon, my first overnight obstacle race and my first 24 hour endurance race. Each time I hit my own targets – Sub 1.50 half marathon (1.44.24), 25 miles completed at Europe’s Toughest Mudder and 100km reached at Equinox 24. However, with so many races, I didn’t really focus on my training and with the benefit of hindsight, I know I can push myself further.

2018 is the year of World’s Toughest Mudder for me – a 24-hour obstacle race in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Much like Europe’s Toughest Mudder, it is made up of 5 mile laps (excluding penalty loops) with the aim to do as many laps within the 24 hour time limit. My initial target would be 50 miles, however, I would really be pushing towards 60+ within the 24 hours.

A lot of my races will focus towards World’s Toughest Mudder and I have already booked a number of endurance 24 hour races and half marathons in my race calendar. My Tough Mudder season pass won’t go to waste either as I will start doing double laps and double weekends – ending on approximately 40 miles (4 laps) on most Tough Mudder weekends. Europe’s Toughest Mudder (Midlands) will be aiming for 30 miles to enable me to have “contender” status at World’s Toughest Mudder (benefits to include better positioned pit area)

Hoping to see many of you out in Atlanta or around the TM courses. Give me a shout and let’s get a selfie.

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