That was Adam Farrell, Director of Fine & Country Brighton and Hove, who survived the Tough Mudder obstacle course to raise money for two homeless charities on 30th September.
Hundreds of competitors took part in the 10 mile challenge. However, in the lead up to the day, Adam was recovering from a viral chest infection and was close to pulling out. Despite having not trained for the three weeks prior to the event, Adam made it to the finish line.
His limbs began to seize up, but not before he conquered his most challenging obstacle: the Funk Monkey. This set of swinging monkey bars requires focus, timing, arm strength and core stability. Adam’s least favourite obstacle was The Arctic Enema. Participants slid down a dark pipe into a pool of muddy ice water; to get out of the water, they had to swim under metal fencing over the water, forcing everyone to once again dunk their heads under the freezing water.
Adam said, “The Arctic Enema gave me quite a shock, because I missed the sign to tell me which obstacle it was and just slid down a tube into what I thought would be regular water, to find myself submerged in ice water. It really took my breath away!”
Adam completed every muddy, body-bashing obstacle and raised £400 for The Clock Tower Sanctuary and Justlife Foundation, in association with The Fine & Country Foundation.