Tough Mudder Legionnaire Josh Sayers offers his top tips to survive your first Tough Mudder…
1Buy some thermals
The hardest part of the course for me last year was the cold and Arctic Enima really got under my skin. I was shivering the entire time and it was draining me mentally and physically. If you are racing in the Spring or Autumn I would highly recommend picking up some skin tight clothing that will prevent you from frosting over.
2Train your arms
3Put together a reliable team
The greatest aspect of Tough Mudder is the camaraderie. Everyone on the day is looking to help you out and the bond that you create with your Mudder family will carry you through the event. We were a tight team that completed every obstacle as a unit, moving only as fast as the slowest member. Each of us took our fair share of doubt but there was always someone there to push us forward or lend a hand on the obstacles. There were plenty of runners that didn’t have such a mighty team and because of that we ended up gaining a few more muscles under the Seen in the City flag.
4Go for a run
5Pick up some energy gels
The Tough Mudder team have designed the course extremely well with a pit stop every few miles to replenish your energy levels with a tasty protein snack and drink. However, it’s always good to come prepared with a few extras to give you that final push and break you through the wall. Just remember to keep them somewhere that they’re not going to fall out of.