Tough Mudder Midlands – Grantham

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire, NG32 1PE

Obstacle Course
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Saturday, May 19th, 2018
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Fairly Tough
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10 - 12 miles

About this event

Tough Mudder Midlands has a brand new home for 2016, so get ready to face a series of new, adrenaline-pumping challenges.

The majestic 16,000 acres of our new venue will take your breath away in more ways than one. Unlike the Midlands of old, Belvoir Castle promises many more lung-busting hills in addition to woodlands, water and, yes, tons and tons of mud.


Charity Places

Why not run for charity and convert your pain into pounds!

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We’ll be with you every step of the way and will send you a training guide, extreme running advice, some quick and easy fundraising ideas as well as a Macmillan technical running top. . To secure your place we ask for a registration fee of £35 and a pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £350.

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Help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. To secure your place we ask for a registration fee of £30 and a pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £300.

Essential Information

Start Time 8am
Chip Timing No
Terrain Trail
Min Age 18

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7 reviews for “Tough Mudder Midlands – Grantham

  1. Mud

    3

    Price

    10

    Fun

    9.5

    Obstacles

    9.5

    Given that this was my 6th Tough Mudder event overall, as well as my second 2015 event,i was expecting that nothing was going to be particularly new or surprising. But the course did prove to have a few unexpected twists and turns on the usual formula (not least of which being a “minor” knee dislocation at mile 6!).

    In terms of the muddiness, the course was definitely far more mild compared to some of the other courses that I’ve been through (the Dalkeith 2014 event Mud Mile, for example, was muddier than this entire course) but the organisers definitely made up for it with water- the number of water obstacles was staggering, expecially given that less than a mile in you were already up to your chest in a chilly pond. For once, though, the lack of muddiness wasnt actually a drawback as the course had more than enough good aspects, such that this wasnt an issue.

    My price assessment may be a little biased as a season pass holder (meaning I get entry to all 8 UK events, for just £300) but in all honesty I don’t understand why TM is slated for being expensive. Although the initial price “wave” can be expensive compared to some other events, the length of the course and the fun involved definitely make the price justified. If individuals leave registration until later, then the increased price is their own fault.

    Fun factor was only knocked down to a 9.5 because of the aforementioned knee dislocation, which was caused by the shallower water in the last Mud Mile “hill”, meaning that I misjudged the depth. I’m actually somewhat surprised that more injuries werent caused by this. Other than that, the obstacles were pretty top-notch. The Cry Baby, far from the weak nostril-clearing mist of London West 2015, was an eye-watering methol attack; the Arctic Enema 2.0 left a brainfreeze unlike any other AE that I’ve been through, including London West’s 2.0. The “normal” obstacles were well set out, staggered at pretty much perfect intervals and adapted around the terrain such that they never felt “forced” or out of place. The weather was perfect for the day, if a little chilly, but overall this was a viable 10.0 day.

    The only reason that I havent given a 10.0 for the obstacles is simply that there was nothing “spectacularly” new, to give that “wow” factor. Don’t misunderstand, the course was by far one of the best TM courses I’ve tackled, and I’d be happy to run it again next year, and the introduction of the “Shawshanked” obstacle was nice. But the lack of anything truly innovative knocks those extra points off.

    Overall, a fantastic course, and a worthwhile day out. The camping is a fantastic deal as well, especially getting a hot shower and being 5 minutes from the start line. If you’re in the area in 2016, definitely give this one a look.

  2. Mud

    5

    Price

    4

    Fun

    9

    Obstacles

    9

    My 3rd TM, but first go at Midlands. I found there to be the usual creativity in terms of obstacles, with the new King of the Swingers, Birth Canal, Cry Baby, Shaw Shanked and Dead Ringer all making an appearance. The older favourites were updated with Arctic Enema (you now have to slide into the ice water, and then go under the barrier), Mud Mile (twice through with peak and troughs), and Everest (slightly higher, and a curved top to stop you from planting your elbows) all getting a bit of a makeover.

    The mud was a little weak, and the Mud Mile was so sparse in mud that it was mainly rocks. So much so, that it actually ripped a hole in my madgrip gloves as I slid into the trough (not to mention my bum cheeks!). Instead of being waist deep as expected, the troughs were ankle/shin deep instead.

    The price is also a bit steep for mud runs, but there’s no doubt that the price is high because the obstacles are much bigger and grander than any other mud run I’ve done.

    Overall, completion is the goal (which is a bit of a bummer when MuddyRace only registers your participation in timed events!), and I think TM is still the market leader in Obstacles Course Races.

  3. Mud

    6.1

    Price

    8

    Fun

    10

    Obstacles

    9

    I was lucky enough to run both days – and the course changed a great deal over the two days. Saturday was lacking in mud (early wave) but Sunday after a few hours of rain & a visit from the TM mud pixies team overnight and it was oozing in the stuff. It was my first go on some of the new obstacles – Is it weird that i liked cry baby? It really cleared my sinuses! Despite failing king of the swingers twice i still think its an awesome obstacle. Artic enema.. cold as ever – the biggest difference i noticed with the slide is it stops the delays of people getting in – meaning no queues – a big tick in my book! Whilst the location is quite flat, they made the best use of the terrain possible – including getting us nice & wet plenty of times – shawshanked added a new level of pain, i’ve never belly flopped onto my back before.

    As always the atmosphere was absolutely amazing, not just in the event village & start chute – but out on course. The chats & encouragement i got on sunday got me through my second lap – which made it further than i’ve ever run in one weekend. From newbies to 10X black headband wearers there was always someone willing to give me a shove, hand or friendly word of encouragement.

    I will be back next year. 🙂

  4. Mud

    6

    Price

    7

    Fun

    8.3

    Obstacles

    8.3

    My second time on the Tough Mudder Midlands course, this year the course was very different. The event village was quite small but registration and bag drop were fairly speedy. Having run London west earlier in the month i was looking forward to the new and upgraded obstacles. I loved the mystery obstacle ‘Shawshak Redemption’ crawling up a pipe with the help of a rope to get plunged into a pool from a reasonable height at the end. The marshals here were excellent in building excitement! I was slightly disappointed by the absence of Pyramid Scheme obstacle though. The running route didn’t seem as much fun as last year, but that is a minor point at a TM event.
    There was nothing special for the TM Legion at this event apart from the usual option to bypass electroshock therapy at the end (which i did as the queue was too long!) that was a bit of a let down and we all know the T-shirt is rubbish and what is that celucor thing (cos its not a towel). For the price of the event i would expect the finishers pack to be better!
    Apart from that a well run event with lots of Tough Mudder camaraderie which i fully enjoyed 🙂

  5. Mud

    7

    Price

    8

    Fun

    9

    Obstacles

    9

    Tough Mudder in Kettering was to be my second race of the series, having done London South last year…. and i was back to get my second headband!
    I booked early with a discount from last years race so managed to get entry into this event for a reasonable £60, which i think is excellent value and highly recommend that as the way to do Tough Mudder!
    Upon arrival, registration was very swift and within minutes of walking through the gates, i was dropping my bag off and heading toward the start line, where i met up with fellow MuddyRace attire sporting Mudders, excited for the start!
    Having gone through the usual pledge and build up, we were off for 12 miles of what turned out to be awesome fun with some excellent obstacles!
    The terrain was fairly flat with a few climbs thrown in for good measure, and the mix of forest trails and field paths was good…… then there was the obstacles!
    All the usual suspects were there, from inverted walls, tyre carry, floating platforms to fall off and ‘balls to the wall’….. then there were some extras, such as the inclined tube with a rope inside, which required laying on your back and pulling yourself upwards till the exit had you falling into the water below!…
    Some of the well known obstacles round the Tough Mudder course have been given a healthy injection of awesomeness for 2015, including the Arctic Enema, which now has a caged slide leading into it, forcing a rapid entry into the brain freeze inducing icy water, Everest 2.0 was a little larger and Funky Monkey was a mix of monkey bars, leading to a swing bar and onto a parallel pipe, making it even more of a challenge that i was somewhat wary of, yet managed to get across!
    My only let down of the day was the mud mile was very short and not really muddy, and the lack of mud around the whole course was notable, but that didn’t deter from an excellent day out in the sunshine!
    As we approached the end, the electro shock therapy awaited, as ever, but before then, i got to experience my first legionnaires loop, which included the ‘dead ringer’… basically pick up two rings and try to make your way across an A frame with little posts sticking out, moving one ring at a time as you swing across. I had been looking forward to this and was ecstatic to swing my way across it before heading into the final shocking sprint for the finish line!
    A nice goody bag awaited with a decent towel in it, and a less than impressive t shirt…. but i didn’t hang around too long, as the sponsors of Everest had rewarded us with a free hot tub session as we helped so many people conquer their obstacle!
    A perfect end to an awesome day out!…. and yes, i’ve already used my discount code to book next years!

  6. Mud

    10

    Price

    8.7

    Fun

    10

    Obstacles

    10

    This was my 4th Tough Mudder and second on the Midlands course. I thought the course was excellent, especially the new obstacles; Cry Baby, Birth Canal, Liberator and our favourite King of the Swingers. Volunteers were excellent at keeping you going. Best of all my 7 year old son did the Mini Mudders course and he absolutely loved it, he was a little nervous to start but soon got into his groove and the volunteers and helpers on Mini were amazing at giving them confidence to push themselves. He is ready to do his next one!!!!

     
 

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