Europe’s Toughest Mudder – Midlands
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Toughest Mudder is pushing it to the max in 2019 with a full 12 hours of extreme teamwork, stamina, and mental grit testing action from 8pm Saturday to 8am Sunday. Bust through as many 5 mile laps as you can, crushing 20 of the most incredible obstacles ever seen, all in pursuit of our all new awards and prizes. Toughest Mudder is guaranteed to push you past anything you’ve ever experienced before, and this year you can share the glory, if you choose, in one of our all new 2, 4-person or Open Team Relay formats. Assemble your crew and see if they really are as tough as nails.Wanna take it one step further? Hit the dedicated miles attached to Male, Female and Team Relay to qualify for Contender status at World’s Toughest Mudder (which includes eligibility for prizing).
Sat 14th Aug 2021
Belvoir, United Kingdom
The event experience
Some Serious Climbs
20 to 50m elevation gain per km
Where and when
1 Garrage Belvoir Estate, Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham NG32 1PE, UK
Course distance, route, number or type of obstacles and ticket inclusions are subject to change and may differ from those advertised.
How to get there
1 Garrage Belvoir Estate, Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham NG32 1PE, UKGet full directions
From Nottingham: 40 mins.
From London: 140 mins.
From London: 140 mins.
Grab a Toughest Mudder Support Crew ticket for exclusive access to the Overnight Mudder Village along with the hospitality tent for assisting runners on Saturday and Sunday. Maximum of two support crew members per participant and maximum of 5 per team. Support crew must be over the age of 12. If support crew is between the ages of 12 - 17 they must be accompanied by a chaperone, 18+ years old.
1. 2 Headlamps with Extra Batteries
A working headlamp is required on the Toughest course at all times. Make sure the headlamp is waterproof, as there are water obstacles that require your head to submerge underwater. Bring an extra with you just incase you happen to lose one on the plunge into Hang Time. The brighter the headlamp, the better, and Black Diamond, Princeton Tec, and Petzl all offer water high-powered, waterproof headlamps.
2. Strobe Light
Another required accessory, a strobe light must be worn on the Toughest Mudder course, whether it’s on your apparel, arms, legs or clipped onto your hydration pack. A strobe light is a bright LED light that stays light for a long amount of time. Nathan Sports makes various strobe lights, and they offer one that’s rechargeable via USB.
A waterproof jacket that shields rain and strong winds may be needed depending on weather conditions. The Merrell Torrent Windbreaker is a great pick for a polyester, ripstop transition pit jacket.
There’s food you’ll bring with on the course, then there’s food you’ll keep in the Drop Zone. Bring Vega Energy Gels with you on the course for 22 grams of carbohydrates and natural sugar from dates to keep you full. Potassium and sodium are just two of the electrolytes in these gluten-free packs. You’ll also want to carry a Vega Protein Snack Bar or two on the course, for 11 grams of plant-based protein, filling grains like quinoa sprouts, and a plethora of fruits and vegetables including broccoli and beets.
In your pit gear bag, section off a compartment just for larger edible snacks such as meat jerky, almond butter packets, trail mix, and more protein bars. A ready to drink protein shake, such as the Vega Protein Shake, will be the most efficient way to intake a bunch of nutrients quickly.
Wetsuits are recommended but not required at a Toughest course. You’re either going to bring zero or one wetsuit, as the likelihood of a wetsuit getting destroyed or too wet in eight hours is low. If you’re going to wear the wetsuit, start with it on since it’ll be night-time, then, remove the suit if you feel that you’re overheating.
6. Change of Race Clothes, including Shoes
Whether or not you start with a wetsuit, you’ll want to pack one change of “just in case” race clothes. Bring Tough Mudder-ready compression pants/shorts, running shorts, moisture-wicking socks, a polyester long sleeve/short sleeve shirt, and an extra pair of Merrell Dexterity or Avalaunch Tough Mudder shoes if something goes wrong gear-wise on the course. Try not to overthink this step in the packing process, as overthinking apparel packing can waste precious training time. There’s always a merchandise booth to purchase the latest Tough Mudder gear and bunch of helping hands in Mudder Village if you need apparel help.
7. Change of Clothes for Post Race
Keep a change of clothes that you won’t use for racing, unless absolutely necessary, in your pit area. All you really need is a pair of sweatpants, underwear, and flip flops, since you’ll be receiving a brand new Toughest Mudder Finisher Shirt.
8. Hat and Gloves
Wearing gloves on the course is a matter of personal preference and a pair with good grip and padding is DGearOG. Obstacles like Kong, Funky Monkey: The Revolution, and Augustus Gloop require great grip strength but more importantly, can leave sensitive skin torn up, so gloves are really for protecting against ripped hands.
Any beanie or hat worn on the course will likely fall off but a polyester/spandex face shield or balaclava can be a vital assets if temperatures drop. Pack some type of wearable face guard to protect against wind and keep you warm if necessary.
9. A Garbage Bag
After snapping post-race photos, showering off and changing (in that order), toss your muddy clothes into a garbage bag so you don’t get your entire gear bag muddy. Carry this either in that gear bag or in your hands as you hang out in Mudder Village.
10. A Towel
A regular bath or beach towel will do for changing and drying off from the showers but the Orange Mud Wrap is a towel with a belt buckle that won’t come off as you’re changing into your post-race clothes. It also doubles as a seat cover so you’re car seat stays mud-free on the ride home.
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Tough Mudder. The ultimate Mud Run Tough Mudder is not an ordinary mud run - it's an experience. An escape from the everyday. At Tough Mudder, you won’t just face your fears - you’ll knock them down. You’ll go over, around, and through them. You’ll test your strength, stamina, and grit, and you’ll help the Mudders around you to do the same.
Create-or-Join-a-Team-after-RegisteringCAN I SKIP OBSTACLES?
Tough Mudder is not a race, nor is it about getting a better time than other competitors, so it's fine by us if you want to skip an obstacle. The way we see it, you are there to have fun and challenge yourself. If you think a particular obstacle really isn't going to do this for you, just go around it - without a penalty or shame.Anyone who is at risk of our electric-related obstacles (due to medical concerns) or cannot swim (and would have a difficult time in water) is strongly advised to skip these obstacles, as safety is held at a premium at Tough Mudder. Please speak with a doctor before coming to Tough Mudder, as they can evaluate your specific circumstances.
It's intense. I know Tough Mudder isn't traditionally associated with extreme racing but this is genuinely really hard. I made a bit of an impulsive last minute decision to do it so didn't have any of the gear and having the right gear makes a massive difference. 2 main things are a really bright head torch (brighter the better) and clothes that don't get heavy with water (I had cotton tracksuit bottoms and a t shirt - disasterous). Lots of people are kitted up with good lycra and good head torches - that's definitely the way forward. Also the guys who crushed it had support teams there - it's pretty savage going for that long so the support team really does help!!
4.3Did the Europe's Toughest in 2017
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