Monday, January 30, 2012

Could you measure up to the 'Tough Guy' challenge?

Billed as the toughest race in the world, the eight-mile assault course in Perton, Staffordshire, features a dizzying array of obstacles with names like Killing Fields, Battle of the Somme, Vietcong Torture Chamber and the Behemoth. Competitors are required to haul themselves over huge wooden barricades, crawl through thick mud under yards of barbed wire, hurdle over walls of fire and plunge into a freezing lake.

If your idea of exercise is a brisk walk round the park or the occasional run for a bus then this probably isn't the event for you.

But if being burnt, bruised, scratched, slashed, electrocuted and caked in mud from head to toe seems like an acceptable way to spend a Sunday afternoon, then the Tough Guy challenge could be just what you've been waiting for.

Billed as the toughest race in the world, the eight-mile assault course in Perton, Staffordshire, features a dizzying array of obstacles with names like the Killing Fields, Battle of the Somme, the Vietcong Torture Chamber and the Behemoth. Read more