Competitors slip and slide while attempting a Tough Mudder obstacle course in Cheshire


Competitors pushed themselves to the limits during a gruelling ten-mile Tough Mudder run in Cheshire, which saw them face electric shocks, a five-foot drop into freezing water, monkey bars and a web of tightropes. 

Brave contenders flocked to Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire, on Saturday to take on a demanding run which is ‘renowned for being the muddiest’, according to the Tough Mudder UK’s website.

The classic Tough Mudder course sees those brave enough face a ten-mile run packed with 25 difficult obstacles, or athletes could take part in a shorter three-mile challenge made up of just 13 obstacles. There was also an option for children to get involved in a one-mile-long muddy adventure.

Billed as the ultimate test of strength, stamina, determination and camaraderie, people brave enough to sign up to the event make their way though a host of eye-watering obstacles.

From a giant ice bath labelled the ‘Artic Enema’, to ‘Electroshock Therapy’ and ‘Mudderhorn’ – the tallest climb to be erected on an obstacle course, competitors had to push themselves to the limit to make it through the intense race.

Photographs proved that the course was not for the faint-hearted as strong-willed contenders had to climb over slippery mounds of mud, run down country pathways and slide down steep slopes – all while caked in ‘concrete-thick’ layers of mud.

Another brave set of competitors will arrive at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens on Sunday as another set of Tough Mudder events are due to get underway.

Competitors pushed themselves to the limits during a gruelling ten-mile Tough Mudder run in Cheshire (pictured), which saw them face electric shocks, a five-foot drop into freezing water, monkey bars and a web of tightropes

Brave contenders flocked to Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire, on Saturday to take on a demanding mud run. Pictured: A competitor falls into mud during the Tough Mudder Event

Brave contenders flocked to Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire, on Saturday to take on a demanding mud run. Pictured: A competitor falls into mud during the Tough Mudder Event

The Tough Mudder event  is 'renowned for being the muddiest', according to the Tough Mudder UK's website. Pictured: Competitors slide down a steep mound into waist-high thick mud

The Tough Mudder event  is ‘renowned for being the muddiest’, according to the Tough Mudder UK’s website. Pictured: Competitors slide down a steep mound into waist-high thick mud

The classic Tough Mudder course sees those brave enough face a ten-mile run packed with 25 difficult obstacles. Pictured: Competitors had to work as a team as they took on the Tough Mudder event

The classic Tough Mudder course sees those brave enough face a ten-mile run packed with 25 difficult obstacles. Pictured: Competitors had to work as a team as they took on the Tough Mudder event

Athletes could take part in a shorter three-mile challenge made up of 13 obstacles, while there was also an option for children to get involved in a one-mile-long muddy adventure. Pictured: Contenders wade through chest-high mud during race

Athletes could take part in a shorter three-mile challenge made up of 13 obstacles, while there was also an option for children to get involved in a one-mile-long muddy adventure. Pictured: Contenders wade through chest-high mud during race

Billed as the ultimate test of strength, stamina, determination and camaraderie, people brave enough to sign up to the event make their way though a host of eye-watering obstacles. Pictured: Competitor covered head-to-toe in thick mud

Billed as the ultimate test of strength, stamina, determination and camaraderie, people brave enough to sign up to the event make their way though a host of eye-watering obstacles. Pictured: Competitor covered head-to-toe in thick mud

One bearded man was seen caked in 'concrete-thick' layers of mud as he waded through the dense mud during the Cheshire event on Saturday

One bearded man was seen caked in ‘concrete-thick’ layers of mud as he waded through the dense mud during the Cheshire event on Saturday

Competitors slip and slide in mud during a Tough Mudder event at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire on Saturday

Competitors slip and slide in mud during a Tough Mudder event at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire on Saturday

From an ice bath, to 'Electroshock Therapy' and 'Mudderhorn' - the tallest climb ever on an obstacle course, competitors have to push themselves in the gruelling race. Pictured: Competitors run caked in mud during the Cheshire event

From an ice bath, to ‘Electroshock Therapy’ and ‘Mudderhorn’ – the tallest climb ever on an obstacle course, competitors have to push themselves in the gruelling race. Pictured: Competitors run caked in mud during the Cheshire event

Despite the gruelling nature of the event, competitors still appeared to be in good spirits as they waded through deep mud during the ten-mile run

Despite the gruelling nature of the event, competitors still appeared to be in good spirits as they waded through deep mud during the ten-mile run

Photographs proved that the competition was not for the faint-hearted as the strong-willed contenders were caked in 'concrete-thick' layers of mud

Photographs proved that the competition was not for the faint-hearted as the strong-willed contenders were caked in 'concrete-thick' layers of mud

Photographs proved that the competition was not for the faint-hearted as the strong-willed contenders were caked in ‘concrete-thick’ layers of mud

One woman, who was wearing a 2020 Tough Mudder T-shirt, appeared to be exhausted as she took on the gruelling course

One woman, who was wearing a 2020 Tough Mudder T-shirt, appeared to be exhausted as she took on the gruelling course

Competitors slip and slide in mud during a Tough Mudder event at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire, on Saturday

Competitors slip and slide in mud during a Tough Mudder event at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire, on Saturday

Photographs proved that the competition was not for the faint-hearted as the strong-willed contenders climbed over large mounds (pictured), run down country pathways and slide down steep slopes - all while caked in layers of mud

Photographs proved that the competition was not for the faint-hearted as the strong-willed contenders climbed over large mounds (pictured), run down country pathways and slide down steep slopes – all while caked in layers of mud

It was not for the faint-hearted, as competitors had to push themselves to their limits to make it through the gruelling race. Pictured: Man waits to climb over a mound of slippery mud during the race

It was not for the faint-hearted, as competitors had to push themselves to their limits to make it through the gruelling race. Pictured: Man waits to climb over a mound of slippery mud during the race

A competitor covered in mud makes their way around the course during a Tough Mudder event at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire

A competitor covered in mud makes their way around the course during a Tough Mudder event at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire

A competitor is covered in mud during a Tough Mudder event at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire, on Saturday

A competitor is covered in mud during a Tough Mudder event at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire, on Saturday

One obstacle saw brave competitors have to slide down a steep mound into a pool of mud below, which left them completely drenched in layers of dirt

One obstacle saw brave competitors have to slide down a steep mound into a pool of mud below, which left them completely drenched in layers of dirt

Contenders had to work as a team in a bid to make it through the challenging ten-mile run, with people stopping to help other athletes climb over the dense mounds of mud

Contenders had to work as a team in a bid to make it through the challenging ten-mile run, with people stopping to help other athletes climb over the dense mounds of mud

Competitors slip and slide in mud during a Tough Mudder event at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire, on Saturday

 Competitors slip and slide in mud during a Tough Mudder event at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens in Malpas, Cheshire, on Saturday

Another brave set of competitors will also arrive at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens on Sunday as another set of Tough Mudder events will get underway. Pictured: Man smiles as he is splashed with fountains of mud

Another brave set of competitors will also arrive at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens on Sunday as another set of Tough Mudder events will get underway. Pictured: Man smiles as he is splashed with fountains of mud

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