Tough Guy 2013

21 to 40 of 63 messages
09/01/2013 at 11:41
Upper body strength.....Oh oh, I do running.....Wabbits dont have a lot of upper body strength....
12/01/2013 at 20:38

Hello everyone,

Im also doing Tough Guy alone and for the first time - a little scared but excited too.

Am srsly considering a swim hat and knee protectors. Run four times a week so not worried about that - just everything else!!

Anyone want to buddy up please give me a shout.

Also - how do i know where  and when i start?


13/01/2013 at 19:28

Hi Sarabop. you will be in the wetnecks like myself as it is our first, I am quite fit but you do more running than I so the run you should find easy but dont mind buddying up an the day if you like, it will be just a case of getting together before the start as it will be very busy, wetnecks will prob go off about 11-20am but will need to get down there much earlier to register ect ect, are you going down on the saturday??as for where to start you should rec info in the post very soon,

Camlo    pirate
13/01/2013 at 20:20
It's also my first time and I am doing it with my son. I think I am a dickhead which is a 20 mins delay at the start. Going to park in the town and walk as just spent ??25 for my husband, dad and niece to get in and watch us.
We did an 8 mile run today xcountry in 2 hours so terrain and distance not a worry BUT the obstacles and need for upper body strength is a huge concern (as is the cold, fire, electric, tyre tunnel, plank jumps etc).
Also son is allergic to horses and seeing as this is linked with a sanctuary is it 'horsey' on the course?
13/01/2013 at 20:41

The horses get moved on race day, but for the showers after the race it s basically just the horse barn (or horse hydrotherapy unit as mr mouse likes to call it) with a holey water pipe running along the roof

14/01/2013 at 17:31

my first time this year very very excited! My xmas present was an upgrade to front squad

Got some neoprene gloves and beenie to try and keep me warm.

Good luck to everyone !

14/01/2013 at 19:30

bought my gear, thin things that dont hold any water but still should stay warmish, the water is going to be freezing, just planning to be in and out as quickly as possible, decent pair of gloves and good all terrain boots to run in, good luck to all, hope every body finishes the race, also if anybody going down on the saturday also to the friendly gathering for food and drinks on the saturday night let us know.


14/01/2013 at 19:42

has anybody done any cold water training, as was going to do some starting about 3 weeks ago but I have been ill past couple of weeks so have swerved it ,

14/01/2013 at 20:12

No cold water training darren ! just xcountry running. Im going to get cold whatever happens!

14/01/2013 at 21:49

Hi Daren

Cheers for your message, ive found a girl locally who is also doing it alone so we are going to arrange to come up together early on the Sunday. We could meet up if thats possible and have a pow wow before and after... if you fancy it. We are all nervous and some friendly face wouldnt go amiss eh!

Ive done lots of cross country and cold weather stuff but not submersion, will have to deal with that on the day.

Camlo    pirate
15/01/2013 at 21:43
Have done a dress rehearsal today and ran 6 miles in the snow wearing a shortie wetsuit..... Cosy!!
16/01/2013 at 23:39

the cold is the only thing to beat really ye, Ye could meet up , its going to be really busy thoughj that morning,  ofr me there will be others alone like myself , its good to have somebody to push you around the course when you need it, will prob just meet a random at the wait though, cant believe its finally here....


Camlo , well done to you, I hope you all have a great day,

Camlo    pirate
20/01/2013 at 21:35
Omg I am terrified now. The weather drop is making me have palpitations about getting hypothermia. Have ordered a neoprene beanie to go with my shortie suit and gloves!
22/01/2013 at 11:01

Iam keeping my fingers  crossed for a mild day but the water will sill be freezing...


22/01/2013 at 12:07
last run today before sunday. was quite warm in skin tight shorts and a canterbury warm baselayer, thats all im wearing!
22/01/2013 at 12:19

Scared dot com. I have my knee pads and latex swim hat.  21 miles done in the snow off road over 2 days at the weekend and another six last night. Fingers crossed i make it round. The best of luck everyone.

22/01/2013 at 13:00

I am also doing this Sunday as a Wetneck. Done a few swim/runs in the sea as prep, hoping it will stand me in good stead for the w/end. Wish i'd have seen this earlier & done more work on my upper body strength but hoping to finish it.

22/01/2013 at 14:44
im sure we will all make it round good luck to everyone!
23/01/2013 at 11:44

Hi All,

Getting fairly nervous myself now, pretty sure the endurance will be fine, can run 6 miles and hoping the adrenaline will carry me the last 3. Strengths not an isuue. I think just the cold is going to be unreal.

Is anyone else doing it on their own as i am and would be quite nice to have someone to go round with.

Good luck all!

23/01/2013 at 20:02

ye Oliver, I'm doing it on my own as my wife is a spectator , can do togethre if you like I will be starting in the wetnecks as its my first 1 .  we going down on the saturday morning to the site then going out to watch the footy in the day, staying over the night so will be there early doors sunday morning. inbox me or get me on facebook if you like, my profile pic is , Vincent Kompany with the premier league cup, cheers

21 to 40 of 63 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump