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Posted in Behind the scenes at Doxdirect on 17 May 2013

You may have noticed from previous blogs that us Doxtors like to do our bit for charity. At the beginning of this month it was Doxtor Tom’s turn to do something daft for a good cause.  Here’s what he had to say about what I can only describe as a ‘mudderly’ bonkers hair and fund-raising event!

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The Toughest Mudders around (Tom is on the left).

It was with some trepidation that I set my alarm on the evening of Friday 3rd May for an unthinkable, especially for me, 4am start. Catching a bus in the wee small hours of Saturday morning from St John’s Wood to Tough Mudder North London – confusingly our destination… Northampton. Ryan had managed to get us the perfect 8am start time – first tee available, so 19 guys and one exceedingly galant gal Tammi, were due to participate in an obstacle course over 12 miles billed as probably the toughest event in the world in the first wave of many on the day.

So at about 8:05 – we went through obstacle 1, swimming 3m or so through ice water, fully submersed. This doesn’t sound a lot – but it was cold to say the very least, worse we still had 12 miles to run. That pretty much was the perfect intro to what followed, 21 more obstacles, most involving unsurprisingly wet mud and cold dirty water with the occasional electrode thrown in for good measure.

But it was tough and fun in equal measure. Brilliantly, our team led most ably by Ryan and Brian from Goldmans completed the course in less than 3 hours. Better still, all 20 of us crossed the line at the same time, as one team, all cursing about the last electric shock therapy dished out just before.

Best of all the “Toughest Mudders” raised over £13,000 which Goldmans matches for two charities www.greenhousecharity.org & www.greensmilefoundation.com

Would I do it again? We’ll see.

Well done to Tom and the “Toughest Mudders” team on raising so much money for two very worthwhile causes. If you think you might have what it takes to complete the Tough Mudder challenge, why not check out their website and do something Muddy Mad for charity! toughmudder.co.uk