Tough Mudder team get set for challenge
PUBLISHED: 12:00 05 August 2014
MEET Weston's Tough Mudder team who will battle 25 obstacles across 12 miles next week in aid of two charities.
The group, who have been training at the @Worle Centre, have been working hard since May for the feat.
The Tough Mudder challenge was designed by the Special Forces to test competitors all round strength, stamina and camaraderie.
Three strict rules were given out to the team – who have never met before - which included no alcohol, no bread and that they must train at least four times a week for a minimum of one hour.
The Weston and Worle men and women have completed 17k woodland runs, swimming, wading through mud in Marine Lake, circuit training and beach runs to get ready for the South West event on August 16 in Cirencester.
Team member Harry Nash, who is also the centre manager of @Worle in New Bristol Road, said the team will donate their funds to Cancer Research UK and Love Create, a community fundraising group which helps the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
He said: “The bottom line is helping others and getting people motivated and healthy which is what we are about at @Worle.
“Personally I have had to change my training a lot, as I train for rugby and usually do a lot of weights, but now I mainly do cardio.
“The others have found it difficult, some people have never even ran before let alone done the distance we have got to do, and the women in the group have had to learn to lift their own body weight in prep for the obstacles, which includes walls and barriers.”
For more information on the challenge or to make a donation visit www.worle.org.uk/content/worle-tough-mudder-2014