Seven brave souls prepare for Tough Mudder North West

On September 11th 2016, seven brave souls will be taking on the unforgiving challenge of the TOUGH MUDDER North West in order to raise much needed funds, awareness and support for the CSF Leak Association.

Frances Tod, Kate Hubbard and five friends are embarking on this demanding obstacle course spanning 13 miles cross country, because it is a cause very close to their hearts. Kate’s Mum has suffered with a CSF Leak for the past 6 years, she has travelled to the States to receive treatment and is committed to helping others with the condition through her role on the CSF Leak Association Board of Trustees.

It’s not going to be easy for the Tough Mudders! Apparently the Tough Mudder North West features a mind numbing combination of new obstacles, unrelenting terrain and A LOT of mud. The Mudders are going to need to muster every little piece of mental grit in their quest for the finish line, and on their way they need to be prepared to face obstacles such as:

The Block Ness Monster
The Block Ness Monster is as epic and tricky as Nessie herself. Mudders have to push, pull, and roll their way through 60ft of slick, rotating barriers.

Arctic Enema 2.0
Is a highway to brain freeze in all the wrong places. The icy plunge has been updated to include a high-speed entry slide and centre wall that participants must duck under to escape the 10 tonnes of ice that is jammed into this frigid skip dive.

King of the Swingers
Remember that rope swing you built as a kid? The Tough Mudder version is bigger. Mudders must leap from a 12' platform to catch a swing arm and reach with all their might to tap the bell dangling from above. Many will attempt - few will make that sweet bell-ringing music.

Cage Crawl
A perfect chance for Mudders to practise their backstroke, under 60' of steel fence with only a few inches of air. In this obstacle, Mudders lie on their back and pull their way through this long, watery trench. It’s as easy as breathing..!

Electroshock Therapy
A field of dangling wires that must be crossed, but it delivers an almighty punch at 10,000 volts. Say no more…eek!

Shaped like a moon crater filled with treacherous shoe-stealing, unforgiving mud, Quagmire is a mud puddle it’ll be easy to step into, but the way back out won’t be so simple. Mudders can crawl, scramble, or climb a chain of Mudders back out…

We wish Frances, Kate and friends the very best of luck as they embark on their training for this event and hope you’ll update us afterwards! In the meantime, please get behind them and show your support for the CSF Leak Association by pledging your sponsorship at:

To lend your support or donate, please visit:

A team of 7 participating in Tough Mudder.
A team of seven will be raising funds for CSF Leak Association at Tough Mudder North West

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