A TOUGH woman has completed a Tough Guy challenge.

The Comet: Hayley Long tries out part of the courseHayley Long tries out part of the course (Image: Archant)

Hayley Long, 32, from Stevenage, completed the Tough Guy challenge in Wolverhampton on the January, 27.

The event has up to 5,000 competitors facing gruelling challenges over a 10-mile course, with only a third able to finish.

Hayley who trains with fitness and weightloss group Stevenage Real Bootcamp was the 124th woman to cross the finish line and raised £150 for Help for Heroes.

She said: “I lost four stone with the group. I trained with them to lose weight and once you have been through that it makes you strong in mind and body.”

Hayley who trained all year for the event liked the mental and physical challenges, she added: “I would have done it a lot quicker but I was on my own and lost my shoe. It took half and hour to find it because it was so cold and muddy.”

Challenges included a death plunge, wading chest high in freezing water with three inches of ice, being electrocuted 13 times in a pitch-black torture chamber, climbing 100ft cargo nets and underwater tunnels.

However she has not been put off, she said: “I got such a buzz from it. I really faced my fears and felt pain and cold like you would not believe but you forget what pain you went through. I have already signed up to do it again next year.”