Twelve brave and sturdy staff members at Thrings have successfully completed the gruelling Tough Mudder – described by many as one of the hardest and most extreme challenges of its type.
‘The Wild Thrings’ gathered at Cirencester Park near Swindon last weekend for the team-oriented obstacle course which is designed to test physical strength and mental grit.
Set within the scenic Cotswolds, organisers described the 10-12 mile (18-20 km) route as ‘some of the UK’s deepest, darkest mud and soul-crushing terrain’.
Tough Mudder is now an international phenomenon, with more than 1.5 million participants attending 50 events in three continents each year. In the UK, the event raises millions of pounds for Help for Heroes, which supports thousands of brave men and women and their families from the Armed Forces.
Trainee solicitor Harry Wright, who organised the event on behalf of Thrings, said: “Tough Mudder has been a great way to raise money for a fantastic cause. The event was mightily challenging, and despite having to endure electroshock therapy and getting dunked in freezing ice water, the team worked together and showed great determination to complete the course in style.”
The Wild Thrings were: Catherine Howell; David Eaton Jones; Harriet Williams; Harry Wright; Jeremy Nixon; Katie Hughes; Manjinder Kang; Marc Tinson; Molly Willcox; Rebecca Strong; Robert Barnes; and Shiela Bolus.