Tough Mudder London North – Northamptonshire UK May 2013
Here’s a tiny selection from the 1200 plus photos that I took at the London North Tough Mudder event at Boughton House near Kettering in the UK on 4th May 2013.
Unlike last year, this time my good friend Janet and I were attempting to follow two particular groups of runners, one from the 8:40am start group, and one from the 9:00am start. I must confess, I totally missed Joe and his team at our first obstacle, the aptly titled “Kiss of Mud” despite being in position on time. We both managed to catch Matt and most of his team twenty minutes later though.
Then, a mad dash to the “Island Hopping” before a short trip to the “Underwater Tunnels” at which point we lost contact with our teams as they ventured away from the spectator areas.
We then waited to “ambush” them at “Mud Mile” #2, where I finally caught site of Joe and the team, and then rushed back to catch them as they approached the final few obstacles, including the “Hero Walls”, “Everest” and finally “Electroshock Therapy”.
It was an excellent event to photograph, as it was last year. I could easily have stayed at Mud Mile all day it was so entertaining. The occasional heavy shower with hail stones thrown in just added to the fun.
The remainder of my photos from the day can be found here:
Tough Mudder UK London North 2013
For anyone still looking for photos from Boughton House in 2012:
Tough Mudder UK South-East/Midlands 2012
If crawling through mud under barbed wire wearing only a kilt is your thing, this event is for you…! Tough Mudder UK London North 2013
If crawling through mud is too slow for you, try swimming…! Tough Mudder UK London North 2013
A mouthful of dirty pond water is not good at all… Tough Mudder UK London North 2013
The great thing about Tough Mudder, there’s always someone to give a helping hand, or two… Tough Mudder UK London North 2013
Getting cramp sitting atop of a Hero Wall is not funny. Luckily, help is never far away when taking part in this event. Tough Mudder UK London North 2013
Taking a splash at the Mud Mile, the water was deeper than it looked in some places. Tough Mudder UK London North 2013
Mud Mile – Where did you say that deep water was…? Tough Mudder UK London North 2013
OK I found it! Tough Mudder UK London North 2013
Even the rain and hail stones didn’t stop these guys helping other runners to climb Everest Tough Mudder UK London North 2013
If ever an obstacle called for team effort, Everest is the one. Tough Mudder UK London North 2013
Sometimes it takes more than one attempt to climb Everest… Tough Mudder UK London North 2013
Finally, a little electroshock therapy to speed you to the finishing line… Tough Mudder UK London North 2013