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I was challenged by a friend to take part in Tough Mudder commonly considered to be one of the toughest events on the  planet. Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test a person's all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. I have attached video of what I will be putting myself through!

I saw this as a challenge, to get fit, as a huge source of achievement and ultimately a lot of fun. I will be running with colleagues as part of a team (how else do you get over a 12 foot wall?). The hope is that we spur each other on and all complete the course which has a notoriously high non-completion rate of around 20%.

Please help me to help others and make this run even more worthwhile by sponsoring me with whatever you can give.

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Updates 3

Ran 2.5 miles comfortably last night, followed by 30 burpees which was not so comfortable! Those things are knackering!

10/04/13 01:06

Played footy on Sunday on a pitch the size of Wembley! All limbs are feeling severly achey from busting a gut in that game. I scored too! Woo! First of the season. :)

10/04/13 01:06

I'm running on hot coals, under barbed wire, through fire, freezing rivers and ice, being electrocuted and through lots of mud for Magen David Adom UK because others desperately need the help they provide when responding to emergency situations.

10/04/13 12:35

Raising money for

Magen David Adom UK

Magen David Adom UK

Charity Registration No. 1113409

Magen David Adom (MDA) is Israel’s only ambulance and medical emergency service. For over 60 years MDA UK has raised funds for medical equipment, ambulances, bloodmobiles and stations to benefit ALL Israel’s citizens. MDA is a non-Governmental organisation that depends on donors to save more lives

Donations 33

Hi Benjy, good on you for doing it again! Well done! Dan.

Donation by Daniel Gastwirth on 23/05/13

I am pleased to help support this worthy charity. Well done!

Donation by Daniel Leigh on 20/05/13

Kol Hakavod Benjy! Well done!

Donation by Yoni & Dina Golker on 16/05/13


+ £4.50 Gift Aid

Kol Hakavod, well done Benjy!

Donation by Jeremy Cohen on 14/05/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Benj!

Donation by simon and gabz stern on 09/05/13

Well done Benjy!!!

Donation by Vikki, SiWi and Sophia on 08/05/13

Donation by Victoria Weinberg on 08/05/13


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Well done mate

Donation by Jez on 07/05/13


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Congrats on completing the course! Another fine achievement!!

Donation by Debs, Stephen, Sophia and Seth on 05/05/13


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Well done Benjy!!

Donation by Jeremy Israel on 05/05/13

Better late than never - hope it all went well, and you had a fantastic time. Yashar Koach!

Donation by deborah and benjy on 05/05/13

well done mate, VERY IMPRESSIVE!

Donation by ben thwaites on 05/05/13


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Good luck! Incredible challenge & fantastic cause. We'll be thinking of u....

Donation by Naomi, Marc, Asher & Leila on 04/05/13


go Benjy go !!

Donation by Doron Storfer on 03/05/13


Fantastic Benjy, best of luck! you can do it! well done!

Donation by Ilana Gastwirth on 03/05/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Benjy!

Donation by D & T on 03/05/13

Good luck!! hope it goes well!

Donation by Melvyn Smulovitch on 03/05/13


+ £4.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck Benjy! Kol Hakavod to you!

Donation by Yoni & Dina on 03/05/13


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Donation by Anonymous on 03/05/13


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Donating your appearance fee for Sunday

Donation by Joel Minsky on 03/05/13


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I believe in you!! The trick to the walking on hot ashes bit, is to run really fast.

Donation by joel kutner on 30/04/13


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Donation by Simon Hamilton on 30/04/13


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Good luck, delighted that Israel benefits by your efforts. We look forward to hearing that you have completed the course.

Donation by Frances and Henry on 30/04/13

Tough Mudders are insane, like you. May you be among the 80% who actually survive the ordeal. After this, take up running, which is normal, like me.

Donation by Martin Bodek on 30/04/13


Good luck Dad

Donation by Michael Israel on 30/04/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£800.34
  • Offline donations£201.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,001.34
  • Gift Aid£157.75

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