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Tough Mudder Competition Challenges Toughest Athletes - Regional News - Berks Story - WFMZ Allentown

There are 14 comments on the WFMZ story from Apr 9, 2011, titled Tough Mudder Competition Challenges Toughest Athletes - Regional News - Berks Story - WFMZ Allentown. In it, WFMZ reports that:

LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa. -- Competitors of every stripe descended upon Bear Creek Mountain Resort today for the "Tough Mudder" competition.

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anon

Reading, PA

#1 Apr 9, 2011
This is a theme race for gym treadmill running idiots. There is nothing tough about this race.
KUstudent

Kutztown, PA

#2 Apr 9, 2011
I sense jealousy....or laziness.
anon

Reading, PA

#3 Apr 10, 2011
KUstudent wrote:
I sense jealousy....or laziness.
Jealousy, laziness? No, I'm a running purest who is annoyed by all these theme races that are nothing nothing more than a joke. There is nothing difficult about them. These races are for the lazy and unfit who want a story to tell about how they got dirty. Events like this are a joke.

Yesterday was also the running of the Bull Run 50 miler, a race that saw more than 40 entrants from Berks and Lehigh county enter. That's basically like running two marathons, back to back, and on muddy trails.
Greg from Catasauqua

Johnstown, PA

#4 Apr 10, 2011
anon wrote:
<quoted text>
Jealousy, laziness? No, I'm a running purest who is annoyed by all these theme races that are nothing nothing more than a joke. There is nothing difficult about them. These races are for the lazy and unfit who want a story to tell about how they got dirty. Events like this are a joke.
Yesterday was also the running of the Bull Run 50 miler, a race that saw more than 40 entrants from Berks and Lehigh county enter. That's basically like running two marathons, back to back, and on muddy trails.
Challenge yourself, run it next year, & see if you have the same opinion. I've been running for over twenty years (5k to Marathons) & I can assure you this was a very, VERY challenging event. It requires complete fitness, not just running endurance. Upper body strength, as well as the mettle to swim in 42 degree water do not come from distance runs. The team aspect and raised awareness for injured soldiers, fallen officers, fire fighters, etc... is truly inspiring. Open yourself up to the challenge and reserve your judgement until AFTER you've completed one. You don't sound lazy, just angry.
Trent N

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Apr 10, 2011
I think that you can't say if something is difficult or not until you tried it. Have you had to continue running after eating a habanero pepper or after jumping in a 40 degree lake? This is an event that not only is about running but about testing other physical and mental components. I have competed in numerous olympic triathalons, and I have to say that the tough mudder yesterday was no easy feat. You are beat up throughout the course, it is not just as simple as a 11 mile run.
mudder

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Apr 10, 2011
Listen haters, i'd like to see you run up and down the sides of mountains and rock-ridden trails for 4 plus hours doing 30 obstacles in 12 miles. Broken bones, hypothermia, vomiting, blood, and bruises only begin to describe the injuries. This race was a bad mf'er and until you get off of your couch and participate in it, i'd like you to get a big glass of shut the french up.
Moderate

Newtown Square, PA

#7 Apr 10, 2011
I've been running for years, and the mudder today kicked my you know what. I only run 1/2 marathons, and this was easily 10x harder than ANY running I have ever done. I am a nurse, and at one point, I seriously feared for my life. No run has ever done that. This wasn't a 5k mudrun with a few slippery spots. This was a whole new level of pain and challenge. Glad I did it, won't do it again. I'd rather go 26.2!
injured

Cherry Hill, NJ

#8 Apr 11, 2011
No where also did the report show those that had to be dragged from the lake as they went into shock and couldn't move and almost drowned nor those that fell off the grease monkey and had shattered ankles. Lehigh Valley Hospital emergency room was shut down to all other patients over the weekend because of this event... that is how difficult it was... it became a mass casualty center... so anon sit back on your sofa and have a few more chips and dips....
Wounded Warrior

United States

#9 Apr 11, 2011
I think anon pretty much set the bar with "running purest."

It was a theme race. A theme race that raises money to help combat wounded servicemembers.

9 of them went out there and finished it on the Wounded Warrior Project Team, as well as others who did it as a personal challenge.

But I'll apologize on behalf of those of us who can't run marathons due to injuries. Sorry it took away from your pure running from point A to point B.
HMFIC

New Britain, CT

#10 Apr 11, 2011
That's awesome... looks similar to the all-terrain runs we did once or twice a year down at Cherry Point, but tougher. Kudos to everyone who volunteered or participated. Anon...lol... shove it with your "purist" running. Knock the sand out of your cl!t already.
tough mudder

Swarthmore, PA

#11 Apr 12, 2011
anon!! have you even tried Tough Mudder. This isn't a running course! If you are a runner, then stick to marathons. I didn't see many marathon runners run up the 60-70 degree slopes. And, yes, I would like to see you run, get all heated up, then jump into sub 50 degree water, then get back to running again. and try and make your way through monkey bars when you can't feel your hands or grip something like you want to.

I have been in sports my whole life.....been an all-state athlete in 3 sports. So, I know tough when I see it. Tough Mudder is def. something I will do again and again. I don't like running, just running. I find it boring. But the Tough Mudder made you overcome things you normally wouldn't want to do.

"Winners are those who choose to do what Losers won't!"
Sharon

Parsippany, NJ

#12 Apr 15, 2011
Hi all. We are a team marathon runners, and let me tell you, this year's Tough Mudder kicked our asses. Anon, I challenge you to join us for year 3. I think you will be quite humbled by the experience.
LMAO

Coal City, IN

#13 Nov 22, 2011
it cannot be hard...i know several people that have done this and believe me, they are in shape enough to do it if it were hard. i could easily beat them in any physical activity and they accomplished it fairly easily. it's an event for the weak that makes them think they're tough. you jog to the water station and jump, wait 30 minutes, crawl through mud, etc... it's retarded as hell. i'm ex-active duty and this shit looks retarded
Typical

Morgantown, PA

#14 Nov 22, 2011
LMAO wrote:
it cannot be hard...i know several people that have done this and believe me, they are in shape enough to do it if it were hard. i could easily beat them in any physical activity and they accomplished it fairly easily. it's an event for the weak that makes them think they're tough. you jog to the water station and jump, wait 30 minutes, crawl through mud, etc... it's retarded as hell. i'm ex-active duty and this **** looks retarded
Ex active duty moron talking shit and has never done it. Get your wanna be hero ass to the race and give it a try.

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