"..there has seldom if ever been a shortage of eager young males prepared to kill and die to preserve the security, comfort and prejudices of their elders, and what you call heroism is just an expression of this simple fact; there is never a scarcity of idiots."
This event and the Tough Guy event (which is run about 2 miles from where I live) and others like them are great if you are happy to pay a shed load of money for a certificate and a photo of you covered in mud. But they are not recognised athletic type events, and it is hard to gauge your personal performance because tthey are one offs and because there are loads of people all milling around and queueing up at the various obstacles. In terms of personal challenge my own view is that you would be better off getting into a challenging sport - like triathlon, open water swimming, cycling, or adventure sports - and giving that a good go.
Whats the point of doing Tough Mudda or Tough Guy just the once (even if you do get a certificate) when you could actually get into a long term challenging and really fulfilling sport?