It’s billed as “probably the toughest event on the planet” so Leighton’s Marcus Feinhols has decided to take it on EIGHT times in the next five months!
The 20-year-old kicks off with his first two Tough Mudder challenges this Saturday and Sunday (April 30/May 1) as he battles courses featuring 10-12 miles of mud, water and challenging obstacles – including electric shocks.
Marcus, who works at The Wilkinson Partnership’s Market Square offices in Leighton Buzzard, will be starting his bid to raise much-needed funds for his chosen charity MacMillan Cancer at the two events at Fawley, near Henley-on-Thames.
There will follow six more Tough Mudders – May 21 (Midlands), June 25 (Scotland), July 9 (Dublin), August 20 (south west), September 10 (north west) and September 24 (London south).
Marcus says to be a great estate agent takes determination, commitment and plenty of mental grit – attributes he’ll also need to survive a Tough Mudder Challenge.
Explaining his choice of charity, he added: “The motivation is Macmillan Cancer Support which is a charity close to me.
“They looked after my great aunt in 2012 so it is not a recent motivation but I have supported the charity more since then.
“I am very excited to be taking part in all of these events, I think the nerves are outweighed by that excitement!
“I will be running the first event this weekend solo, but the spirit of everyone at the events means it’s not hard to find a team to get you through!
“Because the event is for a cause close to my heart, it spurs me on through the tougher parts. The thought of knowing people are behind you, supporting you, makes the electric shocks a whole lot more bearable!”
> If you would like to support MacMillan Cancer by sponsoring Marcus, visit www.justgiving.com and search ‘MarcusFeinhols’