On 24th August 2013 a team of 12 from Oceaneering Asset Integrity took on Tough Mudder at the Dalkeith Estate near Edinburgh.
Tough Mudder is a 12 mile obstacle course designed by Special Forces and involved 22 obstacles such as crawling under barbed wire; the ‘electric eel’ – crawling through live electrical wires; the ‘arctic enema’ – submersion in ice cold water; submerged cage crawl; and ‘everest’ – a quarter pipe about 5 metres high.
After a gruelling 12 miles and the final obstacle – ‘electric shock therapy’ – the team completed the course and earned the T-shirt and headband and enjoyed the finish line pint. We’re still counting the bruises and getting the mud out of everywhere!
The team of 12 represented the number of young people who die each week in the UK from young sudden cardiac death. Matt Pybus, one of the team members, completed the course in memory of his brother Stuart who died at the age of 37 from a heart attack whilst out running. The team chose to raise money to support CRY and has to date raised over £1800.
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