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Hi folks,
As some of you know I'm doing the Tough Mudder Scotland event on Saturday 14th July.

Tough Mudder - Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet

It'll be a crazy challenge for me, never done anything like it before, so I'm training hard for the 12 miles and 28 obstacles!

I have set up a Just Giving page to raise some money for a Fife charity I'm closely connected with -

Philip Suttie is fundraising for Fife Society for the Blind

We also have a team page with individual pages set up for various worthwhile causes that we've chosen, so if you would prefer to donate to one of the other charities and still contibute towards my teams fundraising total please use the following link -

Kevin, Philip, Neil and the two Mike's - Tough Mudder July 14th

Thanks very much for any support and donations, as any amount is greatly appreciated.

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Good luck Phil, I'll try to get a piccy of you on the day. Which day are you competing?
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Thanks for your support Fraser.
I'll be there Saturday only, 11 or 12 start time I think.
See your there!
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Cheers Phil - I'll definately try to be there.
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I'm going to set up a JustTEXTGiving code so people can donate 1s also.
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I'm going to set up a JustTEXTGiving code so people can donate 1s also.
Text code DSUF94 to 70070 for Fife Society for the Blind or BRNE84 to 70070 Help for Heroes the main Tough Mudder event charity.

DSUF94 1 or BRNE94 1

Amounts accepted through JustTextGiving are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10.

Thanks for your support.

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Good luck, I was looking at doing this but my fitness isn't quite up to scratch yet!
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Thanks Joe and David.

I am doing quite alot of training, its not going to be easy!
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I'm also doing the tough mudder Scotland on the Saturday. But I did the midlands tough mudder yesterday and it's a killer! I'll post a YouTube video when I get all of my GoPro clips together (also tempted to put my GoPro on my GT at some point on my next road trip )
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Pro tip btw, don't worry about how far you can run. Worry about how strong your legs are and how good their endurance is, I'd do a lot of shuttle runs up hill to help with that. I haven't ran over 4 miles before until I did this, but the thing that killed me was the cramp in my legs with 3 miles left. The amount of mud that your legs have to pull through is unreal so it's all about muscle endurance not cardio.
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And one more thing... I took my Alfa keys with me in my pocket throughout the whole thing and it still worked at the end! Bonus! haha
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Pro tip btw, don't worry about how far you can run. Worry about how strong your legs are and how good their endurance is, I'd do a lot of shuttle runs up hill to help with that. I haven't ran over 4 miles before until I did this, but the thing that killed me was the cramp in my legs with 3 miles left. The amount of mud that your legs have to pull through is unreal so it's all about muscle endurance not cardio.
Thanks for that Ben.
I'm doing a mix of road / hill running and gym / circuit training, plus 5-aside football and squash games every week so a bit of everything really!
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That sounds like a good mix to be honest.

Tough Mudder Midlands - 12/05/2012 - Part 1 - YouTube

Here's the first part of the video I put together last night (I'm the lanky one in the black).
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Good work and a great vid...
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That sounds like a good mix to be honest.

Tough Mudder Midlands - 12/05/2012 - Part 1 - YouTube

Here's the first part of the video I put together last night (I'm the lanky one in the black).
Good video, I watched both parts, give a good idea of what I'm in for!

Like the back flip jump and the way he did the monkey bars.
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Ha yeah he's a sick lad, he's a life guard and gymnast though so he'd been waiting all day to do those lol.

The monkey bars are tough things because the bars are on bearings so they spin very easily. So that's one of the better ways of doing it without getting wet!
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Good luck, I was looking at doing this but my fitness isn't quite up to scratch yet!
Thinking about doing the Mens Health survival of the fittest in Edinburgh on October 21st, its not as long but has more abstacles....should be a nice course around the city centre and its cheaper to enter too. I wouldn't do that one for charity I dont think, as I've signed up for Maggies Monster bike and hike in May next year......so I'll wait till nearer that to bug folk for sponsorship again!

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Ha yeah he's a sick lad, he's a life guard and gymnast though so he'd been waiting all day to do those lol.

The monkey bars are tough things because the bars are on bearings so they spin very easily. So that's one of the better ways of doing it without getting wet!
No gloves and normal trainers worked ok for you apart from one shoe off I think i saw on the video?
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Ah well I forgot my gloves! But I don't think they would have been needed in anycase. As for my shoes I bought these:

New Balance Men's Mt573bo Trainer: Amazon.co.uk: Shoes & Accessories

Just normal trail shoes, and yes you saw me lose my shoe in the video (and throw my sock away, I did the last 5 miles with no socks on), I lost them and found them 4 times on the "mud mile" which that clip was from. Tie your laces tight!
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Thinking about doing the Mens Health survival of the fittest in Edinburgh on October 21st, its not as long but has more abstacles....should be a nice course around the city centre and its cheaper to enter too. I wouldn't do that one for charity I dont think, as I've signed up for Maggies Monster bike and hike in May next year......so I'll wait till nearer that to bug folk for sponsorship again!
Yeah I'm doing the Men's Health one
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Ah well I forgot my gloves! But I don't think they would have been needed in anycase. As for my shoes I bought these:

New Balance Men's Mt573bo Trainer: Amazon.co.uk: Shoes & Accessories

Just normal trail shoes, and yes you saw me lose my shoe in the video (and throw my sock away, I did the last 5 miles with no socks on), I lost them and found them 4 times on the "mud mile" which that clip was from. Tie your laces tight!
I actually got the exact same ones for trail/hill running earlier in the year, but not using them for tough mudder, using an old scruffy pair of gym/running shoes that I'm happy to chuck after it, with an old pair of swimming shorts (already mud stained from turkish mud baths).

Got some rugby gloves to try, If no good I'll chuck them, only cost about 5.

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Operation/Dr, hope your trainings going well.
Hope to see you at the Mens Health event in October.
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This Saturday folks, sponsorship total doing well so far....but still about 40% off my target.
Between us we are raising money for 6 or 7 different worthy charites!

Really looking forward to it, lengthy participant (death) waiver to be signed, early start time and all.

I should have been at T in the Park for some practice at getting through deep mud.......
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I've done it! IT IS WICKED FUN!!

Have a blast mate, take your time and just enjoy it.

Have fun in the ice bath
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Have a blast mate, take your time and just enjoy it.

Have fun in the ice bath
Challenge completed.

The Ice and water obstacles were the worst for me, but I got through them all!

Was a well organised event, I would certainly do it again.
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Well done Phil. I had hoped to make it along, but it's further from the caravan than I thought.
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