I then realised I had entered an event that claimed to be one of the toughest in the world. Tough Mudder: British Special Forces veteran Will Dean came up with the idea while at Harvard Business School and teamed up with attorney Guy Livingstone to create Tough Mudder. She had previously run 2 Tough Mudder events and was telling me that at the start I would have to kneel and pledge my elegance to Tough Mudder and the "Mudders" who had completed 10 x Tough Mudder events. Unfortunately it sucks them back in with the ranking system of the coloured headbands and new obstacles that only the Tough mudders can try. Oct 29, 2013 #4 Sorry we can't all be top athletes Steve. Your only escape is a mighty & revered obstacle course. Zap, Zap, Zap and one more for good measure. I ran with a good friend Bob Parsons and we battled through the crowds, conquered the hill slaloms and took on the infamous Killing Fields. For me Tough Guy was my first OCR in January 2013. Tough guy has me going back year after year to push myself, both mentally and physically. I went totally open minded and with a view of enjoying the event and finally seeing what Tough Mudder could do. I was not allowed to do this obstacle as it was for Tough Mudders only and a way of skipping being zapped. The following documents for this case are available for you to view or download: Use the links below to access additional information about this case on the US Court's PACER system. Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which participants attempt 10–12-mile-long (16–19 km) obstacle courses. You’ve done Death Race? The obstacles often play on common human fears, such as fire, water, electricity and heights. I help my fellow mudders complete the course. Subscribe to Justia's Free Newsletters featuring summaries of federal and state court opinions. Crawling through dirt, plunging into ice cold water and scrambling over haystacks doesn’t sound like a route to riches. Tough Mudder is one brand of mud run or obstacle course race, similar to a Spartan event. Crawling through dirt, plunging into ice cold water and scrambling over haystacks doesn’t sound like a route to riches. It was claimed to be the third coldest Tough event in its long history. I signed up and began training. It wasn’t discovered until 2018. Tough Guy Limited: Defendant: Tough Mudder LLC, Will Dean and Guy Livingstone: Case Number: 2:2010cv01468: Filed: June 11, 2010: Court: US District Court for the Eastern District of California: Office: Sacramento Office: County: Sacramento: Presiding Judge: John A. Mendez: Nature of Suit: Other Contract: Cause of Action: 28:1332 : Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff: Follow case documents … It was co-founded by Will Dean and Guy Livingstone. Top Ten Tips for taking on your first Spartan Race, Discussion: difficulty of championship races. I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time. I've completed both and Tough Guy is by far a tougher and more original event. Not knowing anything about Obstacle races I found a race called Tough Guy on the internet. What I like about Tough Mudder is that there’s no pressure to complete the obstacles – so if there was something which didn’t feel quite right for someone, it was more than acceptable to skip it. Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. In 2016 and 2017 I completed my first and second Tough Mudder events. I know that Tough Guy Original event takes place in the winter. It was all over the place. Eventually crossing that finish line and being presented with that most wanted piece of horse brass. I do not whine – Kids whine. For me Tough Guy was my first OCR in January 2013. Settling The Spartan Race vs Tough Mudder Debate From a Guy Who Did Both Events. Getting Tough #7. I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time. Was it worth it? The challenge ahead is a one-mile course with tons of obstacles and tough workouts. Thanks to that misdiagnosis in 2010, this means I completed my first and second Tough Mudder events and earned … Filing 3 SUMMONS ISSUED as to *Tough Mudder LLC, Will Dean, Guy Livingstone* with answer to complaint due within *21* days. I learnt of the past between them and Tough Guy. Thanks to that misdiagnosis in 2010, this means I completed my first and second Tough Mudder events and earned … Promoted … Your only escape is a mighty & revered obstacle course. To compare the two, Well you cant really. Matt Vs Tough Mudder Challenge Despite all of this, along with a global pandemic, Matt has continued to be an active member of Mudder Nation. The course continued with a good little run over a very well laid out course which was very hilly and challenging but lacking in mud or water. I learnt of the past between them and Tough Guy (read more here). Two years ago he and Tough Mudder's Will Dean reached a settlement after years of legal wrangling. Entering one next year just wondered what training people did to prepare? Billy Wilson was a barber in the “Grenadier Guard”, not SAS… It was done. A minimum of 10 miles long, it’s riddled with sadistic obstacles intended to (literally) shock athletes and make them cry. I ran topless for a second time and after picking up an injury 3 miles in, I realised this was going to be my toughest Tough Guy challenge yet. The organisation is great, nice clear emails leading up to race day, organised parking, very well laid out, plenty of marshals and a nicely laid out course. If you were a first timer you had to face the 10,000 volt sprint finish. Camlo Pirate › January 2014. This post is going to be less about Tough Mudder in detail, you can read what I wrote about it for Healthy Living London for that, and more about how awesome we all were as parents. One that I never thought I would contemplate. The emails leading up to the event are not as strange as they used to be and with the ever growing OCR scene Tough Guy has certainly upped its game. In case nine miles wasn’t long enough, the Tough Mudder is approximately 11 miles, and also consists of tons of obstacles and a whole lot of mud. Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which participants attempt 10–12-mile-long (16–19 km) obstacle courses. King of the swingers was a large scaffold constructed frame with a large metal swing . After completing this obstacle another period of running before I was confronted with Arctic enema 2.0. The most terrifying (according to race reviews) is the Vietcong Torture Chamber. Tough Guy or Tough Mudder, what’s the difference? Tough Mudder creates epic obstacle courses and virtual Challenges so you can push yourself. Some would argue with me but I think everyone should have the same rights on the course, we should all have access to all of the obstacles and no options to skip one obstacle for another option. I help my fellow Mudders complete the course. Matt vs Brain Tumour “Back in 2010 a pesky brain tumour was missed during a CT scan. Dean and Livingstone, a former corporate lawyer, held the first Tough Mudder event on May 2, 2010 at Bear Creek Ski Resort near Allentown, PA. The event village is still grubby and has dirty toilet facilities but that is all part of the Tough Guy image and the event is held on a working farm. There was also a brand new obstacle in the middle of the village. Abbeygoo Distinguished Member. Soon after Tough Mudder launched in 2010, former soldier Billy Wilson claimed that Dean had copied the plans behind Tough Guy, an obstacle contest he … This swing went out over a large pool of muddy water and the objective was to ring a bell that was dangling over the water. A fireman’s pole over water and on the way down you went through a ring of fire. Find your … There are some amazing ones out there that is for sure. tough_mudder. Tough Mudder is the toughest one day endurance race on the planet for participants who have neither the time nor inclination to dedicate their life to competition. For example Cry Baby was a constructed chamber with big tubes running into it and clear plastic flaps sealing each end. For me, this was important. At the top of the slide I crossed my arms, laid back and plunged into the murky icy water. 35K likes. It wasn’t discovered until 2018. Tough Guy, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Matt vs Brain Tumour “Back in 2010 a pesky brain tumour was missed during a CT scan. Whatever the result, you were going in the water with a splash. So it went on challenge after challenge. 35K likes. The Original Obstacle Course: The nightmare of being chased by a heard of stallions. Spartan Race Vs Tough Mudder: Obstacles. Open. LEARN MORE. The multi-days is where your idols cut their teeth. The Original Obstacle Course: The nightmare of being chased by a heard of stallions. As I then learnt more about OCR, I have discovered more events, I met more people who were as mad as me and love running these amazing events. 29, Tough Mudder LLC, Will Dean and Guy Livingstone, US District Court for the Eastern District of California. Tough Mudder; workout clothes; Mud Attire. One other factor in picking up an obstacle race is, of course, the kinds of hurdles you will find along the way. Unfortunately not: we shortly came to a halt and climbed over a high wall, and I realised we were penned in at the official start line. Trump vs. the Clinton Machine. Both events have a massive following, You may agree or disagree with what I've said. While the race is difficult because the obstacles are more difficult in Tough Mudder vs Warrior Dash, or some local 5K mud runs, the experience is unlike any other race I’ve ever done. Are the electric shocks in the torture chamber really extreme? One thing I found a lack of in my research was what to wear on event day. It is the only event that gets me excited about it all year round. Access this case on the California Eastern District Court's Electronic Court Filings (ECF) System. In 2016 and 2017 I completed my first and second Tough Mudder events. Some were solo obstacles, others involved pairing up. Dec 19. Anyone do Tough Mudder, Tough Guy, Total Warrier, etc? Its dirty, cold and..... well tough. A little bit of banter then followed between me and the microphone man before I was asked quite rudely to kneel the f**k down and that I had three seconds to to so before he would make me. Sure, there was the Tough Guy OCR in the late 1980's, but it wasn't until Tough … Warning: #ToughMudder headbands may cause you to try anything. It has been noted that Will Dean took the idea from Billy Wilson and his Tough Guy races staged in England since 1987. To my right was the Electroshock and to the left Dead Ringer. Spartan Race Elite vs Competitive vs Open; Tough Mudder Review; Tough Mudder Review: What To Expect Out There In The Mud . In 2012, Team Obama perfected the art of labeling and striking early slinging mud all over Romney that he could never get … Tough Guy is the original and best mate, these tough mudders are just money making events (bit like charity places in big races). Event organisers encourage you to take on Tough Guy on the last Sunday in January as this is when the weather is at its most nut-freezing. You need to keep in mind that you are going to get covered in mud. But I found some of them to be 'Gimmick' obstacles. Some familiar looking and some completely new to me. Although most of the obstacles are nothing fancy, they are big and with the cold weather that the event seems to produce each year it should certainly not be taken on lightly. I... Read More. Tough Guy, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Obstacles came and went. It's like a gateway drug. Did Tough Guy at the end of January 2019, did Tough Mudder and 2 Spartan in 2018, Tough Mudder and 3 Spartan in 2017 – all because of 30+, would never have considered anything like it before joining the Tregs Train, now I’m hooked! He even took on the first ever Tough Mudder Challenge, a 21 day fitness experience which involved running, reps and dunking … In 2010, fewer than 50,000 people in the U.S. took part in all the runs combined. Dec 20. Tough Mudder: The obstacle courses for adults that are now worth $250m. I was never into road running and wanted to challenge myself. Coming out the other side my sinuses felt nice and clear and refreshed and I wondered what the point of the obstacle was. Tough Guy is Tough Guy, Its the original OCR where health and safety men are buried in the woods. The definition: A person who actually pays to crawl through, be encrusted in and sometimes flip into mud. I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge. Your only escape is a mighty & revered obstacle course. As we approached the end of the course and returned to the event village I was faced with a fork in the road. Tough guy/Mudder? Tough mudder didn't really challenge me on either of those fronts. Tough Guy or Tough Mudder, what’s the difference? Our Race Series gives Mudder Nation a chance to compete for global recognition, win prize money, and to better their best. Make sure you build your endurance, but you’ll be surprised how motivating it is to see people out there running and walking this course, in all sorts of costumes and crazy outfits. Tough Guy is still not a cheap event, don't get me wrong and you still have to pay for parking but you get a bit more than a headband at the end of it. PLEASE NOTE: if you plan to continue representing your client(s), you must be admitted to practice before this court. A mudder. My junior advisor, Tyler, did his first Tough Mudder back in April. I do not whine, kids whine. I booked into my first Tough Mudder, London West on the 2nd May 2015. I would say it should be an event everyone should do at least once as there are some good things that Tough Mudder offer to the OCR world..... Oh and you get free photos. I thought I would just get away without doing it. I then returned to take on my second winter Tough Guy in January 2014 and this time ran the course topless. I was asked if there was a problem and jokingly I said I had a bad knee. The Tough Mudder is a great event for people who don't typically do adventure races, endurance challenges, etc. Tough Guy Limited: Defendant: Tough Mudder LLC, Will Dean and Guy Livingstone: Case Number: 2:2010cv01468: Filed: June 11, 2010: Court: US District Court for the Eastern District of California: Office: Sacramento Office: County: Sacramento: Presiding Judge: John A. Mendez: Nature of Suit: Other Contract: Cause of Action: 28:1332: Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff: Follow case documents … Advice from another thoroughly mudder runner: *Help … You’ve done World’s … So I took this opportunity to see what the event had to offer. Cold water will make the race more difficult I think. The political outsider vs. the ultimate insider. The Original Obstacle Course: The nightmare of being chased by a heard of stallions. We set of at a gentle jog and soon came to a standstill, I was prepared for this as we were running a later wave and this happens in all events. I am planning on doing two more events this year but after that I don't think I will be going back. So it went on challenge after challenge. If you've ever considered naming your kid Brock, Rog, Jeep Grand Cherokee Skyler, Deegan, Lars... Congrats. Eventually crossing that finish line and being presented with that most wanted piece of horse brass. The first Tough Mudder challenge was held in the United States in 2010. Especially with some of the obstacles being team orientated such has Hold your Wood, where you carry a large log as a team over a short course and over a wooden wall. Thread starter robhullfury; Start date Aug 5, 2012; R. robhullfury Active Member. This was nice to see. He even took on the first ever Tough Mudder Challenge, a 21 day fitness experience which involved running, reps and dunking … Did Tough Guy at the end of January 2019, did Tough Mudder and 2 Spartan in 2018, Tough Mudder and 3 Spartan in 2017 – all because of 30+, would never have considered anything like it before joining the Tregs Train, now I’m hooked! Tough Mudder? Most twisted element: Competitors … Tough Mudder It’s not competitive, but Tough Mudder also isn’t easy. To sum each event up, I would say Tough Mudder is a feel good event, designed for groups to run and give them a sense of achievement. Now I am interested how the original Tough Guy race (as I know it is the hardest obstacle course race worldwide) compares physically and mentally with the Tough Mudder. Born Survivor #6. (Williams, D) [Transferred from California Eastern on 12/10/2010.] The promo video looked amazing, It looked brutal and like nothing I had ever seen before. A few Paulie and I aced, others we floundered. Tough Mudder It’s not competitive, but Tough Mudder also isn’t easy. Dec 21. I am not one for gimmicks and didn't want to have to take part in this starting ritual. Tough Guy, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. View. 8 August 2013 at 4:10PM edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Sports and Fitness MoneySaving 38 replies 11.6K views Mud Masters #4. The first obstacle I came across was hangover walls. The Mudders who had earned the sought after Black and Orange headband were then asked to stand and we were all told that these guys were Badass as they had completed 10 plus Tough mudder events. “The camaraderie between all of the participants made it feel as if everyone was running together– one big team vs the mountain/course.” – A satisfied and thoroughly muddy runner. While these events are competitive races, the core Tough Mudder values of teamwork, camaraderie, and personal accomplishment remain. Ali vs. Frazier. Tough Guy, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Although the first known 'obstacle course racing' (OCR) event took place way back in 708 BC at the 18th Ancient Olympiad, the sport is actually considered to be relatively new when it comes to gaining recognition amongst the mainstream public. – Wayne, 30+ Men’s Fitness “The Brotherhood” client. June 26, 2019 June 7, 2019 by admin Being that the Spartan Race and Tough Mudder are considered among the most difficult races in the obstacle racing topic, there is often debate between which of them is harder and more fun. As I entered the chamber I was unsure what to expect. I wish they hadn't added the words, "to competition" to this, because they compared themselves to races that are obviously more difficult - but they don't know enough about those races to know that most entrants are not competing against the … Race Series. One of the other events I discovered was Tough Mudder. Strong Viking #8. January 32nd 2015 was upon us and it was again Tough Guy time. The Wolf Run #3. Attorney *Mark Shields* *550 West C Street* *Suite 1950* *San Diego, CA 92101*. I couldn't really hear what was being said as I was near the back of the wave. – Wayne, 30+ Men’s Fitness “The Brotherhood” client. The months flew by and suddenly January 2013 was upon us...and it was a cold one. I did enjoy the Tough Mudder course and I could see that if you were to run it as a group of friends, as a party or as a business team building day it could be a fun experience. May 4, 2015 | Rick Burgess . I should’ve known better because the guy who had co-founded Tough Mudder was a a former British counter terrorism officer! Race Across America. Shame that you try to put down others and what they are trying to achieve, it's one of my … 8 August 2013 at 4:10PM edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Sports and Fitness MoneySaving 38 replies 11.6K views Tough Mudder X. 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