Although I’ve been focussing a lot on the Marathon des Sables because, to be fair, it’s more of a challenge, my fundraising efforts for The Lullaby Trust actually include another event. That was the Nuts Challenge, an obstacle/adventure race which I did with my sister.
I’ve done the Tough Mudder before and the Nuts Challenge, while shorter, is arguably a bit tougher. There are more obstacles packed closer together so you spend less of your time simply jogging around a track and, if you actually go over the course at a decent pace, it gets pretty exhausting in places. A lot of it, of course, is just gratuitous mud and all in all it’s a tonne of fun. It was my sister’s first race of this type so we took it fairly steady but ran pretty well the whole way and generally had a great time. More importantly, we’ve already raised over £1,000. With six months to go until (for me) the main event, I’m hoping to get a lot more than that yet!
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