In just about 5 weeks time, on Sunday 18th November, I'm taking part in Tough Mudder - an event to raise money for Help for Heroes, a UK charity who provide help for those wounded Service personnel, veterans and their families. As the name suggests, the event is a tough one. The Tough Mudder website provides the following summary:
"Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie."
That's putting it nicely. The reality is far more daunting - take a look at the Course Map showing all the obstacles involved. Mud Mile, Fire Walker, Electroshock Therapy and Berlin Walls are just some of the exotic punishments dreamt up by the organisers to really challenge every participant. This is a course designed by the Special Forces, so it's going to be living hell for mere mortals like me.
So what does this have to do with you guys? Well, as you probably expected as soon as the word "charity" came up, it involves giving money. Help make this ordeal slightly more bearable by donating however much you can afford, and helping those people who have *really* suffered. It's not much to ask - it might mean taking sandwiches to work one day instead of getting a canteen meal, it might be one less figure you buy this year, heck it might just mean the walking into town instead of getting the bus one time. Whatever you give is going to be gratefully received, and I'd encourage anyone reading this to spread the word and perhaps raise a few extra quid from friends who could probably do with cutting back their additions to the lead mountain.
Anyone wishing to donate, please head over to my Tough Mudder donation page here
Alternatively, you can donate via my JustGiving page here
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to read this, and extra thanks to those of you who donate.
All the best,