Tough Guy

#1
So who finished, and how did you do?

I managed a 2:19, was in absolute tatters at the finish line, don't think I've been that cold in a long time. I think the telegraph poles and bridge really hit with the cold!
 
#3
I started with the wobblemucker squad as i wanted to start with a couple of mates and i finished it in 1:55 with my mates finishing in 2:21 and 2:23. I found that when the going got very wet it was definitely bearable as long as there was time to run and keep the legs and feet warm. The in and out of the water about 15 times with only a couple metre in between was making it very hard! Got some nice blisters and war wounds today!

The anaconda section (concrete tubes you have to climb over) got me a treat on the first one as half way over it the calves cramped up and i had an inevitable date with the dirt! learnt my lesson after the first one and changed my approach slightly... looked a little like a flid but i didnt get cramped up as badly!
 
#5
ITV4 today announced a new deal with Dream Team Television to broadcast Matt Dawson’s ‘Tough Guy Race’. The hour long show will follow the England star and Rugby World Cup winner at the extreme challenge of the Tough Guy Race.

The Tough Guy consists of an eight mile long assault course reputed to be one of the toughest found anywhere in the world. Competitors swim in freezing water, climb terrifying obstacles, run through fire, crawl through the dark in long and cramped tunnels, and in thick mud under barbed wire, amongst many other challenges. The race has taken place for the past 22 years and around 4500 competitors attempt to complete it.

The programme will see Matt meeting the race founder and organiser Billy Wilson and interviewing competitors, in a production that will take us to the heart of the challenge to record his observations, conversations and reactions.

Dave Fewings, ITV4 controller said: “The Tough Guy Race is a brutal and thrilling spectacle that was made for television and I’m delighted to be bringing it to our viewers. With our premium sport and male lifestyle programming ITV4 is the perfect place for coverage of an event of this kind. Matt Dawson is a great television personality and athlete and his insight into this demanding race will make great viewing.”

Matt Dawson’s Tough Guy Race will be broadcast on ITV4 on March 5 2009.
From here.
 
#6
Father_Gundulph said:
Anyone see the competitor on page 7 of "Metro" in his mankini??]
He's been in the press a lot, I hope for his sake that he's not HM Forces, or he'll be buying a lot of crates!
 
#8
Yay... I did it in 3 hours 19!

Probably could have done it quicker had I not played the part of dutiful teacher and dragged one of the sixth formers round. Poor lamb got ditched by his mates before the first obstacle!! (so much for us telling them to go round in pairs!) We then had to ditch him with a medic at the skywalk... he looked like he was disco dancing he was shivering that much.

The irony is that he is on the rugby team, has done some serious training and all I did was one hill training session 3 weeks ago, a couple of spin classes and eaten shitloads of chocolate! It pays to have a bit of lard on you I guess!! :D

Did anyone else get stuck behind that stupid woman who decided to have a chat on her mobile half way up the A frame, waiting for her camera man?!!

BTW... I was the one dressed as a bumblebee and my chum was the ladybird! I can thoroughly recommend corsets and fishnets as good thermal gear... the only part of me that was cold were my fingertips when we were crossing over the rope bridges!

Going back again next year! See you all there... any suggestions for costumes?
 
#9
freebie said:
BTW... I was the one dressed as a bumblebee and my chum was the ladybird!
Aha, my mate took pictures of you two being interviewed by some press-wallah, your race numbers were 496 (you) and 497 (your mate)?

If you want a copy of the pictures, PM me your email address and I'll send them over.

- Tango

ps He took pictures of all the costumes, not just yours, don't worry!
 
#10
Tango said:
freebie said:
BTW... I was the one dressed as a bumblebee and my chum was the ladybird!
Aha, my mate took pictures of you two being interviewed by some press-wallah, your race numbers were 496 (you) and 497 (your mate)?

If you want a copy of the pictures, PM me your email address and I'll send them over.

- Tango

ps He took pictures of all the costumes, not just yours, don't worry!
Awww, you had me feeling all special up til then!! PM on it's way! xx
 
#11
Did Loughborough Uni get in anyone elses way? All dressed in pink, about 20 of them ran a few feet in front of me and the STOPPED or minced round :x So glad I overtook them pricks (next year they die).

Just spoke to someone from there and only about 50% got through... HAHAHA

Daz :p

Anyone up for Nettel worrior?
 
#12
considering the Loughborough team all started in the front squad they will have got in plenty of peoples way! :) I am posting my form for nettle warrior tomorrow. Hopefully get to start with the tough guy squad having competed in a previous event.

is that 50% of Loughborough got through or 50% of all starters?? apparently about 600 cases of hypothermia plus the compulsary broken legs and ankles etc...
 
#14
sneak said:
considering the Loughborough team all started in the front squad they will have got in plenty of peoples way! :) I am posting my form for nettle warrior tomorrow. Hopefully get to start with the tough guy squad having competed in a previous event.

is that 50% of Loughborough got through or 50% of all starters?? apparently about 600 cases of hypothermia plus the compulsary broken legs and ankles etc...
They were a bunch in Wetnecks that got in my way, sounded like rite annoying little tofts some of them (can't stand that bullcarp fake wanna be upper class accent)

Sorry if your from Loughborough btw... actually am not really, above is my view^

Maybe we should put in an ARRSE team... wearing nothing but a cheery smile and the ARRSE bow tie, lol!!
I am well up for this 8)
 
#16
Daz_of_hudds said:
Maybe we should put in an ARRSE team... wearing nothing but a cheery smile and the ARRSE bow tie, lol!!
I am well up for this 8)
Anyone else feel up to it?... maybe some form of body coverage - mankinis in ARRSE regimental colours, lol - (duck tape round the boobage area at least for me!... or do a Jodie Marsh-style jobbie with the arrse ties.

If we do it to raise funds for H4H or similar military charity, would ARRSE sponsor us by supplying the ties? :D

I know the £60 entrance fee for Nettle Warrior is extended until 7th February.
 
#18
What a day....

Have to agree with all the posts it was a very very very cold and wet day but would not have had it any other way.....

I think there must have been a fair few injuries as all heard when going over the obstacles was sirens in the back ground !!

I think the funniest part was in the barn after watching everyone trying to crack on with their admin while shivering their tits off...

Loved it awsome day see ya next year
 
#19
#20
Tango said:
Not sure what she's going on about, her being a Johnny/Jenny Foreigner and all that, but is she complaining during the barbed wire crawl? She's not even in the mud!
I think she sacked it at that point... not sure. She certainly managed to look a hell of a lot cleaner than I was by the time I hit the barbed wire!! :?
 

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