Tough Mudder London South, by far the biggest event of the year, did not disappoint. Mark Beaumont, a record-breaking endurance athlete, broadcaster and So.Beer ambassador, took on Tough Mudder London South. Mark has cycled around the World twice and holds the 18,000-mile record completing it in 78 days and 14 hours.
In his own words, here’s how he found taking on the Tough Mudder course at London South.
Stop the press – the Tough Mudder is tougher than I expected. The clue is cleverly hidden in the title.
I’ve spent a lifetime doing major expeditions to over 100 countries, cycled around the planet twice, rowed through the high Arctic, and I’ve even climbed the world’s highest volcano. So I admit it, I thought the Tough Mudder, on a stunning estate near Gatwick, would be a walk in the park.
Perhaps it’s because I’m build like T-Rex, all legs and no arms, perhaps it’s because I’m a solo athlete, and this event takes great teamwork – but what I absolutely loved, is that young or old, male or female, thousands of participants seemed to be having a go, getting muddy, testing themselves and having a simply brilliant adventure. It’s the most inclusive event I’ve ever attended.
Having worked with the So.Beer team since the start, it was also a buzz to get out in the sunshine and meet fans, loving a cold beer, appreciating the benefits, the taste, the vegan, and the non-alcoholic. Living the So.Beer brand is a perfect match up with the ethos of Tough Mudder, drunk on life, enjoying great beer that only has 40kcal, doesn’t send you loopy and only has good stuff packed in.
My top tip for would be Mudders is to call a friend, commit to the adventure together and have an absolute blast. You’ll be talking about it for years afterwards – and that’s what life is all about, creating great memories through taking on new challenges. ‘Drunk on life,’ as the So.Beer motto goes.
Take on your own Tough Mudder adventure at an event near you.