May 10 will be an insignificant date for most people but for those that were brave enough it is a day of reckoning – the day of The No Ego ‘Mud’ Challenge in South Preston.
In less than a month, hundreds of people will be leaving their ego at home to take on the ‘high adrenaline, physical endurance challenge’ with the organisers stating online that wimps need not apply.
The challenge takes daring entrees traipsing across tough, muddy terrain designed to test their strength, stamina and determination. The names of the obstacles and challenges along the way are enough to put you off – ‘The Mangle’, Tunnel of Mud’ and ‘Getting Tyred’.
The obstacle course is partly run by ex-marine commandos from the training company ‘Go Commando Fitness’, who have helped create the mother of all assault courses.
Steven Howard from the fitness company told Blog Preston: “The commando training that I have undertaken at the various postings around the world have given me a great insight into the highest and lowest points of a physical challenge. Taking the good with the bad and the extreme with the diabolical.”
This is clearly what they are trying to replicate for No Ego with only 70 per cent of people who take on the challenge finishing the course, which is made up of a lake, tonnes of mud, drainage ditches, the lake again and tonnes more mud.
He continued to tell us that they want to make this tough but “fun, so wet, wild, wet and wild, and then even wetter and even wilder!”
For those that are taking or still thinking about taking the challenge on, Steven explained that the main thing is to make sure you can do the 10k, “there are plenty of rests from running along the way… The legs need to be used to covering this distance and everything else will be achievable.”
It is not to late to enter No Ego and Go Commando Fitness are running boot camps to help people be ready. So as they would say in the military – Don’t Delay, Report for Duty Today.
The No Ego ‘Mud’ Challenge takes place at Leisure Lakes, Mere Brow, Tarleton, Preston on Saturday 10th May.