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So last month, on the 1st May, SportsCover Direct entered a team of 6 to take part in Tough Mudder London West. We are pleased to say we all got round in one piece and completed the 12 mile, 26 obstacle course in a fairly respectable time of 3 and a half hours! It was tough and it was definitely muddy but we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We thought it would be great to share some of our pictures from the day and some of the obstacles we faced and conquered.
Although some of us are regular sportspeople there are a few in the team who partake in exercise less frequently. If we’re honest – some of us didn’t do quite as much training as we should have done! However, obstacle course racing is a great chance to get everyone involved no matter their experience. The aim is not to complete the course in the fastest time but to get your whole team across the finish line TOGETHER. And that means helping each other and working together to overcome some of the tougher obstacles! This was also a great team building activity which can be transferred into the office!
There is also no obligation to complete all the obstacles. Although most of us gave them all a good go – by the end the water ones were out of the question for some of us who were too cold to get wet again! However, even missing a few obstacles doesn’t take away from the joy of finishing. It just gives those who did complete the full 26 all the more reason to gloat on their office return! One piece of advice we would give us to use your own judgement – if you do feel like an obstacle may be too hard, give it a miss!
Completing the course and finishing all together as a team was a great experience. Although we were all tired, sore and needing to lay down for a week it was fantastic to get our ‘2016 Finisher’ headbands and t-shirts to wear with pride. The event was well organised, the obstacles were cleverly thought out, enjoyable and great to watch other tackle. We would definitely recommend Tough Mudder and other obstacle course races as a great group activity and one some of us have already signed up for again!
Check out some our favourite photos from the day below!
If you are planning on taking part in an obstacle course race then we would recommend taking out adequate personal accident insurance. For more information and an instant quote click here.