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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! :eek:

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. :thumbs:

Cheers
Philip
 

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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! :thumbs:
 

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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. :thumbs:

Philip
 

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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. :thumbs:
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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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! :D

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! :D
Yeah I'm doing the Men's Health one :)
 
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