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Mud, Sweat and Tears! Ardmore heads for Tough Mudder 2017

Wed 28th Jun 2017

There was plenty of sweat, a few tears and – of course – plenty of mud as a team from Ardmore took on Tough Mudder to raise almost £4,000 for the North London Deaf Children’s Society (NLDCS).

31 brave participants successfully completed the muddy twelve mile course at the London West event on Saturday 6th May 2017, which took place at the majestic Culden Faw Estate in efforts, conquering 20 heart stopping obstacles including ‘Arctic Enema 2.0’ and ‘Electricshock Therapy’.

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The course showed no mercy as participants found themselves plunging into ice-cubed filled dumpsters of muddy water; pushing, pulling and rolling each other through 60 feet of slick rotating barriers; scaling a slick 15 foot recurved wall and running through a field of dangling electrified wires.

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A true show of sportsmanship and teamwork was evident as participants encouraged, supported and ushered each other over the finish line; a reflection of Ardmore’s attitude and culture. Tough mudders received a Performance Finisher T-shirt, orange Finisher Headband and refreshments.

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The Tough Mudder London West presented by Merrell is a 12 mile mud and obstacle course designed to drag participants out of their comfort zone by testing their physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, it’s not about speed. Rather, it’s a challenge that emphasizes teamwork and camaraderie.

The initial fundraising target of £1,500 was exceeded and the team raised a total of £3,853 with donations still pouring in. This was all in efforts to raise money for NLDCS, which aims to support families with deaf children by sharing experiences and knowledge, offering emotional and social support and by organising events and activities for children.

The children have different degrees of hearing impairment, from partially to profoundly deaf and use all methods of communication.

NLDCS is a registered charity in England and Wales. More information about the charity can be found at www.nldcs.org. Registered Charity no: 800507.