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8 Tough Tips for First Timers from our Toughest Mudders

We’re closing in on our biggest events of the year, and we know there are a lot of nervous first time mudders out there. So we’ve asked some of most experienced Aussie mudders for their toughest tips for first timers, brought to you by our partner EFM, who supply all our toughest mudders with the toughest phone protection out there. If you meet these guys out on course, make sure you say hi- they’ll always be there to give you a helping hand or leg up when you need it.

Tip #1. No matter how cold you imagine the Arctic Enema is, it will be much worse. So don’t think about it, just bloody do it.

-Steve Callinan, 6x mudder.

Tip #2.  Don’t worry about doing your first Tough Mudder solo, on course we’ve got your back through camaraderie! –

-Morgan Schneider, 9x Mudder.

Tip #3. Always put your ‘Tough’ face on when running past a camera man.

-Wesley Constable, 5x Mudder, 2x World’s Toughest Mudder

Tip #4: If you want to crush Funky Monkey and KONG, you need to work on that grip strength. You need to be able to support your own body weight through these killer obstacles or you’re going down.

-Nigel McIntosh, 25x mudder.

Tip #5:  Face your fears and don’t give up.

-Holly Inglis, 10x mudder.

Tip #6: On Electroshock Therapy keep your arms up to take the shocks rather than on your head. Don’t close your eyes and run or you’ll end up with a face full of mud, getting zapped on the ass.

-Dr Pete, 23x mudder.


Tip #7: The 4 H’s: Hi, Hey, Hello, Help, will open many doors, and many hands make light work. The Tough Mudder family are just itching to help.

-Dave Angove, 12x mudder.

Tip #8: Just go out there and have fun. And a little upper body strength is helpful.

-James, 57 years old, 3x mudder.