Thursday, 23 September 2021

Athletes are just two tough mudders

TWO women are attempting the “toughest challenge on the planet” this year.

TWO women are attempting the “toughest challenge on the planet” this year.

Elizabeth Singer, of King’s Road, Henley, and JoJo Venegas, of Mount View, will run through fire, wade through ice cubes, sprint across an electrified field, swim through underground tunnels and run up an incline while being sprayed by a high-pressure hose. And that’s not all.

The Tough Mudder Challenge, a military-style 12-mile obstacle course which takes place on June 8 near Brighton, involves 25 gruelling tasks altogether. The event’s website calls it “probably the toughest challenge on the planet”.

The pair have previously completed the Henley half marathon as well as other endurance races including the GRIM Challenge in Aldershot, where participants complete a series of challenges in muddy terrain. But Mrs Singer, 34, said this would be the most difficult yet.

She said: “The obstacles sound absolutely horrendous. JoJo and I are pretty sporty anyway and like a challenge every year but we’re wondering what we’ve let ourselves in for.

“The adrenaline will hopefully get us through. If we have a challenge to work towards we know we have to do it every week and work to the best shape every year, otherwise we will just sit on the sofa.”

The pair are raising funds for equipment for Badgemore Pre-School, which their children attended. To sponsor them visit

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