Maybe you’ve signed up for the endurance-testing obstacle race that is Tough Mudder, or maybe you were waiting to see just how mean it is.
A newly-released full list of obstacles confirms the revamped 2017 course is putting the ‘tough’ into Tough Mudder.
With more obstacles per kilometre than ever before, the extreme race outside the Hamdan Sports Complex is more challenging than ever.
If you still think you’ve got what it takes, there’s plenty of time to enter one of the events on 8th and 9th December. Remember, du Tough Mudder is a team-orientated “mud and obstacle course designed to test your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit”.
For little athletes, there’s a 1.5km obstacle mud run giving kids aged seven-13 the chance to join in the muddy fun.
Adults, here’s what you’re going to face across the 12-kilometre course:
The Block Ness Monster: Mudders have to push, pull, and roll their way through 60ft of slick, rotating barriers.
Electroshock Therapy: The last thing standing between you and that finish line is just a short, muddy sprint – through a field of dangling wires that delivers a punch at 10,000 volts.
Everest 2.0: This will be the fastest you’ll ever summit this mighty mountain, but the fall is just as quick. This slick quarter pipe is over 15’ tall, with a recurved top to make it extra hard to get that handhold.
Funky Monkey: Your favourite childhood monkey bars, angled up to meet a trapeze. Don’t lose your nerve on this one, or you’ll drop 6ft to take the swim of shame.
Mud Mile: This obstacle is a classic du Tough Mudder fan favourite. With the pits full of mud, if you don’t start this obstacle with a team, you’ll come out with one, or maybe end up stuck for good.
Friday 8th/Saturday 9th December, Hamdan Sports Complex. Register at www.toughmudder.ae. Tickets start at AED 420.