What is Mudnificent 7?
Why, it's only the world's first "multi-branded" obstacle race. The 7km course has been co-designed by seven of the biggest names in the business: Bear Grylls' Survival Race, The Ram Run, Aztec Warrior, Big Foot Challenge, Tough Guy, Airfield Anarchy and Reaper Events.
Each of the brands involved will be packing their respective 1km "zones" with their biggest, funnest obstacles. You can basically think of Mudnificent 7 as a Greatest Hits Of Obstacle Racing album.
They're bringing their A-game, so you'd better bring yours. Or at least your B-plus-game.
Time and place: Saturday 1 August, at Heart Park, Meriden Road, Fillongley, Warwickshire, CV7 8DX.
How fit do I need to be for Mudnificent 7?
There's bound to be a healthy rivalry between the seven brands
Well, 7km would make this one of the shorter obstacle-race courses out there, so running-wise, at least, stamina shouldn't be a huge issue if you're relatively fit.
Given that there's bound to be a healthy rivalry between the seven brands, you can expect them to be striving to outdo each other with the maddest, baddest obstacles in their arsenal. They'll all want to have the obstacle that everyone's talking about in awestruck terms afterwards – which will make for a course that starts off bonkers and maintains the bonkersness throughout.
So, to answer your question: you'd better be in fairly decent shape, and maybe don't take this on if it's your first-ever obstacle race and you're not feeling super-confident.
Any tips for Mudnificent 7?
If it's obstacle-race tips you're after, you can't do much better than these mud-caked pearls of wisdom from Pete Rees of Mudstacle. And– hey, look – Pete has seven tips in all, so it must be fate!
How do I sign up for Mudnificent 7?
You don't simply "sign up" for Mudnificent 7!
If you're adjudged to be worthy of the event, a black feather will be posted through your letterbox. If you accept the challenge, you must display the feather in your bedroom window until midnight the following day. If you decline, you're required to immediately burn the feather, then bury the ashes at the foot of the nearest oak tree.
Not really, just go to the website innit.