I received the following email from the Tough Mudder team yesterday. The main feedback? Make it tougher, longer (it wasn’t a full 7 miles), and create more and longer obstacles. Full email below. (Apparently TM and I use the same shade of grey.) You can see my prior comments on the race and actions shots.
I’d like to know what percentage of runners finish a marathon? What about triathlons? Not the elite races, just the ones for the general population.
The bottom line: If they want the race to be tough, some people are not going to be able to finish.