On a horribly wet Saturday one April morning, I took on Tough Mudder for the Hospice of St Francis in remembrance for my late father Andrew Brosnan.
For those who don’t know, a Tough Mudder is a 12 mile obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces to test you physically and mentally and they encourage camaraderie between everyone that takes part.
Tough Mudder puts you in situations that make you feel very uncomfortable, with ice baths at an average temperature of 0 degrees, which can only be described as incredibly horrible, a 12ft water jump into more cold water, crawling through tunnels, carrying logs and running mile upon mile up hilly country terrain.
However, through all of this, every person there was doing the same as you and wishing and willing you through every step of the way.
Ashley’s Tough Mudder 2. Unless you experience this, and I wish you could, the team work and want for everyone to finish each obstacle is unreal.
Through one obstacle known as 'Balls to the Wall', you have to climb a 15ft wall using a rope. Each person queuing behind you will shout and scream encouragement just to wish you up over the wall.
I can’t speak more highly of anything I’ve done than this; I tell everyone I’ve talked about it to join the Tough Mudder Legion.
I raised £170 for the Hospice and can’t wait to fundraise again!
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