On the 16th of June an elite team of athletes made up of Scottish Woodlands staff and a couple of willing friends, undertook the herculean challenge of completing the Tough Mudder at Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill. Andrew MacLachlan, Richard Reid, Euan Wilkie, Rory MacPherson, Russel Walsh, Andrew Tuft, Becky Robinson, Jenny Patterson and Brad Rutherford all dusted off their running shoes, only to have them well and truly destroyed in the gruelling and relentless mud..
With their Diabetes UK running tops and obligatory blue and orange wigs worn with pride, the team navigated their way around the 10-mile course which had 20 obstacles mixed in for good measure. The obstacles were specifically designed to push an individual out of their comfort zone and they certainly managed to achieve that. All in the name of charity and ‘fun’ the team endured electrocution, being submerged in ice cold water, crawling through confined spaces, climbing up vertical walls and generally being pushed to the limit, mentally and physically. It took the team just over 3 hours to complete the course which was a fantastic result.
A spirit of team work was evident, with everyone providing that helping hand, arm and leg and always with a laugh and a smile. The team would like to thank everyone for their support and donations to Diabetes UK which made the cuts, bruises and pain all the more worthwhile.