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Sunday 4 December 2016

be a tough mudder!

Take part in the toughest event in the world, all in aid of good cause

Tough Mudder, 'The Toughest Event on the Planet' is back this July 11 and 12 with all new obstacles set to thrill the thousands expected at the Loughcrew Adventure Centre in Meath

Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. With its innovative courses, it inspired over 5,000 people to enter in its first year in 2014.

If you can't do it alone, Tough Mudder Fitness Expert Pat Divilly is reaching out to people to join his team.

"The biggest reason people don't bite the bullet and take on the Tough Mudder challenge is because they have a lack of belief in their ability," he said.

"Last year, I wanted to bring 400 people to the first Tough Mudder ever to take place in Ireland. I told myself it would be easy to recruit this huge number of people and looking back it was, because I believed it was possible.

"In the end we brought 533 people to Tough Mudder Ireland, the largest ever team to participate in any Tough Mudder event. 533 people took off over the start line and 533 made it to the finish line with their heads held high.

"This year, I am hoping to break that record and so I am inviting people to join my Tough Mudder team this July 11 and 12 all in aid of the charity Console.

"Console is the perfect pairing for Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder is not an individual race, it is a team race and I firmly believe that team related fitness has a positive impact on mental health.

"Tough Mudder illustrates a group of people who are here to listen, to show that we can unite together to prove that there is light at the end of every tunnel and we are stronger than we think we are."

To keep up to date with Tough Mudder here and join the conversation, follow Tough Mudder on Facebook at facebook.com/toughmudderireland, on Twitter @ToughMudder, and on Instagram @Tough_Mudder.

If you think you're up for the challenge you can sign up here: https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2015-dublin

For fitness tips, you can find more information on www.patdivillyfitness.com

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