Tough Guy Competition

The annual event held in United Kingdom, bills itself as the world’s safest, most dangerous taste of mental and physical pain, fear and endurance. ToughGuy, which began 24 years ago and is still run by its founder, Billy Wilson (a former Guards officer in the British army), certainly preceded Tough Mudder.

And it certainly is tough: up to one-third of the starters fail to finish in a typical year. The race and its summer equivalent, have suffered two fatalities during its history.

Taking place at the end of January on Wilson’s 600 acre farm near Wolverhapmton , often in freezing winter conditions, the ToughGuy race is staged over a course of between seven and eight miles (about 12 kilometres) and consists of a cross-country run followed by an assault course.

It costs around $320 (200 pounds) to take part in ToughGuy depending on when you sign up.

An article in the Daily Mail about a ToughGuy event in February that had 5,000 participants described the contest as eight miles of mud, barbed wire, broken glass and fire.

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