Penarth fitness fanatics embark on Tough Mudder challenge
2:04pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Penarth news
TWO TEAMS of Penarth fitness fanatics are set to take part in the gruelling Tough Mudder challenge this weekend.
The two teams, made up of men and women that attend a Penarth-based outdoor fitness group, have spent the last few weeks training around Cosmeston Country Park and along the Barrage for the 12-mile obstacle course.
Tough Mudder is a 12-mile military assault course that includes obstacles such as the ‘ice enema’ which is a pool of ice cubes you have to swim and duck through, a field of electric dangling wires to run through, mud filled tubes to crawl through, and many other obstacles that teams taking part have to work together to complete.
Teresa Pridmore, who raised more than £800 for Ty Hafan by running the London Marathon earlier this year, is taking part in the challenge with five others in her team.
“I’m getting nervous now,” she said.
“I’m not going to look at the course online beforehand as I’m too afraid.”
She added: “You all have to work together to get through it.”
Carl Marsh, who has been leading the ‘Shape on You’ outdoor fitness classes that the two teams have been using for training, said: “We have done all sorts of things, from playing with tyres to interval training.
“We have also done strength and conditioning, and speed and agility work.”
Tough Mudder takes place in Powys on Saturday, September 21.