Stevenage woman completes tough guy challenge

Hayley Long tries out part of the course

Hayley Long tries out part of the course - Credit: Archant

A TOUGH woman has completed a Tough Guy challenge.

Hayley Long tries out part of the course

Hayley Long tries out part of the course - Credit: 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.”


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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.

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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.”

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