On Saturday 18th August, 7 of the Kingston Barnes team took part in the gruelling challenge that is Tough Mudder.

“Tough Mudder is a 10-mile mud and obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. Rather, it’s a challenge that emphasises teamwork, camaraderie, and accomplishing something almost as tough as you are.”

Known as “probably the toughest event on the planet” it certainly put us through our paces. A ten-mile run with 20 obstacles thrown in is certainly not a walk in the park. We took on Electroshock Therapy – which is exactly how it sounds! Crawled through mud, crawled under barbed wire, climbed over walls, dragged ourselves through tunnels, swung over water and took on Arctic Enema which is one of the most brutal obstacles in the Tough Mudder challenge – sliding into a container filled with almost 20,000 litres of water and ice!!

Definitely not for the faint hearted but all in aid of supporting a fantastic cause – Above and Beyond Charity.

With your support we raised a further £860 toward our huge target to raise £15,000 this year!

The end goal is to purchase a state-of-the-art incubator for premature babies on behalf of the charity Above and Beyond. The Incubator for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, provides much more visibility for parents to see their very small and sick baby than a normal incubator does. It also means parents can cuddle their baby without taking them off the ventilator. This contact and visibility is vital for both a baby and its parents during these early days and weeks of life and is a fantastic cause to be raising money for.

Thank you all so much for your support, it is greatly appreciated!!

Our JustGiving page is still live so if you would like to donate please do so by clicking here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kingston-barnes-tough-mudder