30 Strong FX Team Smash Tough Mudder North West
‘Team FX’, from the Fitness Experience Personal training centre, Burnley put a team of 30 men and women from age 22 to 59 through the challenging endurance course . A family owned business meant that Mum- Sue Kennedy and 2 her sons Jamie and Josh (all Personal Trainers at the centre) undertook the course together with 25 clients and staff who train at the Personal Training centre.
Tough Mudder is a hardcore 12 mile obstacle and mud run event designed by British Special Forces to challenge the toughest of the tough. Electric shocks, icy water and endless filth – Tough Mudder is the endurance test that throws everything at its competitors. By the end of 2014 two million men and women aged 18 and over will have entered a Tough Mudder event. It even requires entrants to sign a death waiver!FX Tough Mudder North West
For most of us running 12 miles is challenge enough. A Tough Mudder course covers 12 miles of relentlessly muddy, hilly terrain. It hurls up to 20 sadistic roadblocks in your way from Electroshock Therapy -a curtain of live wires that emit 10,000 volts of electricity to ‘The Arctic Enema’ where participants plunge into a dumpster filled with ice water. You have to dive down to pass under a plank that crosses the tank to emerge on the other side. At the ‘Funky Monkey’ you will find a long run of butter- and mud-greased monkey bars at various inclines. The course is so difficult (‘Probably the toughest event on the planet,’ the Tough Mudder branding shouts), you enter as part of a team. Team support is vital and Team FX demonstrated a collaborative spirit and grit and determination to get them through the course, which took about 4 hours to complete.
‘It was an amazing day with fantastic Team Spirit with a team of mixed ability and ages who all overcame personal challenges and barriers on the day. I am amazingly proud of every single one of them and they are deservedly proud of themselves too – what we’ve achieved today was just awesome and it makes our jobs as Personal Trainers so worthwhile to see clients achieve the impossible. Well done everyone .” Said Jamie Kennedy , owner of Fitness Experience