Tough Mudder or Tough Guy

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17/06/2013 at 15:25



I've been looking at these two for quite a while now......  Now which one is tougher?  Tough Guy seems to be around for longer and Tough Mudder.....shall we say is American.

Who has taken part in both?  What did you enjoy about them?


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17/06/2013 at 16:57

I heard Tough Mudder is for sissies

17/06/2013 at 19:02

& Tough Guy is for?

17/06/2013 at 20:00

try this link its a write up on both events. Personally I think tough guy is the hardest/ best the course is permenant and they add to it every year.

17/06/2013 at 20:01

look at the thread "what is the toughest obstacle race" I don't know about Tough Guy

18/06/2013 at 14:38

Thanks  S R and Lingster

29/07/2013 at 18:18

I have done both.  Tough Guy is harder.  Much harder.  I could go on for a while as to exactly why - but my recommendation is - go up and try it for yourself! It WILL be painful.

17/11/2013 at 16:47

looking forward 2 trieing both started 10k runs last year with obstacles n look 4 local events weekly even if its a 10k off road run,buzzing for these events good fitness and amazeing fun,would like events with camping and a good knees up after if any1 knows of any

17/11/2013 at 19:32

+1 for Tough Guy. Only done the winter one. For me it wasn't the phyiscally tough so much as the mental tough that was more important. The summer one won't have snow, or inch thick ice......

21/11/2013 at 23:20

I broke my leg doing the winter Tough Guy but would still do it again! Was having a great time up until that point, got halfway round and was gutted I had to Go For It!

21/11/2013 at 23:21

Sorry.....had to stop. Go for it!

28/11/2013 at 16:58
Where did u break ur leg Sophie

G took photos at the event last year Tough Guy that is, hoping to take some again next year, omg it is very hard, they had to pull loads off course this year and had to shut some of it down due to the ice on the water, lots of casualties, definitely very tough lol
Camlo    pirate
28/11/2013 at 23:11

I did tough guy with my son and watched as they pulled people off the course with hypothermia, followed by an air ambulance for the guy who was zapped in the torture chamber and landed face down in the water..... My son was blue, screaming with pain and I had to help him undress and get warm. I only survived because i had neoprene and was short enough to crawl rather than shimmy through the tunnels/ water/ nets. 

He did tough mudder recently and I did not see a single person drop out. 

01/12/2013 at 12:50

I think Tough Mudder exists just so that those who've done Tough Guy can laugh at people in the pub who claim Tough Mudder is 'hard'. If you're going to do something like this, do the real deal, and get to Tough Guy.

cougie    pirate
01/12/2013 at 14:40
Tough Guy is the original.
01/12/2013 at 20:59

Or do

Xc and Fell racing, a lot cheaper

01/12/2013 at 21:34

Tough Mudder actually have the temerity to claim that their little mud race has a case for being the toughest endurance event on the planet!

They make this manifestly absurd claim, interspersed with the odd disrespectful comment about marathon runners. 

They are a joke. 

04/12/2013 at 11:47

Really? Toughest endurance event on the planet? WTF are these people on? Was it designed for people who struggle with stairs or something?

cougie    pirate
04/12/2013 at 12:16
04/12/2013 at 12:18

both far too easy for me.

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