Tough Mudder continues to explore the world. The endurance event series founded by former counter terrorism officer Will Dean and former corporate lawyer Guy Living was recently in Scotland.
Filipino actor Xian Lim was among those who experienced Tough Mudder in Scotland. Recently, the Tough Mudder Philippines Brand Ambassador took to Instagram to share his action-packed experience to his close to a million followers.
Tough Mudder Scotland 2018 was held at the Drumlanrig Castle and Estate in Thornhill, Scotland, which served as the backdrop for the full course length of 10.6 miles and 27 obstacles. Lim was among the 11,000 participants who tried several obstacles such as Mud Mile, Devil’s Beard, Bale Bonds, Hero Walls, Skid Marked, Birth Canal, Sewer Rat, Kiss of Mud, Funky Monkey and Kong Infinity, among others.
“Alone we can do little, but together we can do so much more,” Lim shared. “That’s what I learned here at Tough Mudder.”
“It is absolutely an amazing experience we had here in Scotland,” the Tough Mudder Philippines Brand Ambassador added. “I can’t wait for July 21-22 when we finally have Tough Mudder in the Philippines.”
In the Philippines, Tough Mudder is held in partnership with Proactive Sports Management, a sports events company that started in 2012 and is known in the industry for staging various marathons and mass participation events. Proactive vice president Justine Cordero said, “We wanted to bring our Tough Mudder Philippines Brand Ambassador Xian Lim to Scotland, so he can try the various obstacles himself, most of which we will be bringing to the Philippines this July 21-22, 2018 at Portofino Amore in Alabang.”
“This will also be the first Tough Mudder which will be mounted in South East Asia,” Cordero continued. “Our Brand Ambassador Xian Lim was also able to experience himself how the thousands of participants, who didn’t know each other, helped each other out in going through the various race obstacles, espousing values of teamwork and cooperation. The Philippines will finally have that Tough Mudder experience this coming July 21-22, 2018.”
Having joined 81 events in the past, Tough Mudder Legionnaire Chris James helped Lim in some of the obstacles. The former noted, “It’s all about fun. It is like being a kid again. It is a fantastic thing to do, and there’s nothing else like it.”
“You get to be human and have fun,” James added. “It doesn’t matter how rich you are, how poor you are or what your background is. Everyone just has a really good time, and that’s what it is all about. That’s why I keep on coming back.”
For James, helping people is a fantastic thing. He pointed out, “By just being putting your hand out, someone else will pull you up. Tough Mudder brings out something tribal and fantastic. It creates a community where people help each other out, and you don’t tend to see that out there in the real world sometimes.”
The event hub and start chute in the Philippines will be at Portofino Amore, Vista Land at Daang Hari Road in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila. The course will take in parts of the recently enhanced bike trail along with the rolling hills and various varieties of mud in the adjacent farmland.
Tough Mudder course designers have set about creating a challenging, creative and muddy course, combining elements of the natural surroundings and land shaping a few more for your muddy pleasure. The course is as challenging as it is picturesque.
There are four options to choose from, starting off with the 1,700-peso Tough Mudder 5K Basic, which comes with an event singlet, racebib, finisher’s shirt and finisher’s headband. The Tough Mudder Half Basic, priced at 2,900 pesos, comes with an event singlet, racebib, finisher’s shirt and finisher’s headband.
The Tough Mudder 5K – Premium, priced at 3,200 pesos, comes with an event singlet, race bib, drybag (10L), towel, finisher’s shirt and finisher’s headband. The Tough Mudder Half-Premium, priced at 4,400 pesos, comes with an event singlet, racebib, drybag (10L), towel, finisher’s shirt and finisher’s headband.
Watch Lim’s Tough Mudder Scotland 2018 experience here: