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The 2015 Tough Mann challenge

The 2015 Tough Mann challenge

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Organisers of the Tough Mann Adventure Challenge are calling for entries for next year’s event.

The popular event, run over a 10km obstacle course, will take place on Saturday, August 6, at Ballamoar Farm in Ballaugh, but there are only 750 places up for grabs.

Tough Mann 2015

Tough Mann 2015

The organisers say that the race is one of the island’s fastest growing events and they expect the maximum allocation of 750 competitors to be reached well before the final entry deadline at midnight on July 10.

The deadline for entries for the 2016 event is a few weeks earlier than it was for the 2015 event.

There is a reduced fee of £44 if you sign-up before January 31. From February onwards entries costs £49.

Entries must be made at www.toughmann.com and everyone who enters will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Tough Mann 2015

Tough Mann 2015

All over-18s who manage to complete the testing course will have a Bushy’s beer waiting for them at the finishing line, or a soft drink for younger finishers.

You can enter as an individual or in a team of three. For team entries there is a discount of £3 per person – that means each team member can enter for £41 before January 31, or £46 from February 1 onwards.

The challenge is open to people of all abilities with the idea being to complete the course by running, walking and crawling to get across the finish line – but for those who like to push themselves, knowing they are being timed provides an extra incentive.

Event organiser Kez Wardell said: ‘Tough Mann gets better each year and the best advertisement we have for the event is the response from everyone who takes part. We had some great feedback again after this year’s race, and we can promise that the 2016 Tough Mann will be another day to remember.

Tough Mann 2015

Tough Mann 2015

‘Someone requested more mud, so we will see what we can do about that one! But we have a few more surprises planned around the course next year - so keep a close eye on our Facebook page for teasers.

‘One thing we can guarantee is that there will again be some amazing prizes up for grabs for the various categories, including the King and Queen of the Mountain prizes provided by Manx Telecom.

‘With Tough Mann’s increasing popularity – and the fact that the 2016 entry deadline is a few weeks earlier than in previous years – we urge everyone who wants to be sure of their place to sign-up as soon as possible.’

For the 2016 event, Tough Mann is supporting Tabitha’s Trust which helps families affected by child bereavement.

For every entry, £1 will be donated to the charity, and competitors are also being asked to help further by raising their own sponsorship.

Visit www.tabithastrust.com for more information about the charity’s work.

Tough Mann is being sponsored by Manx Telecom and is also supported by event partners including Paddy Power, Paragon Recruitment, Manx Independent Carriers, Bushy’s beer, Swagelok and visitisleofman.com

For more information go to www.toughmann.com, or follow the event Facebook page.

All competitors must be aged 16 or over on August 6, 2015 – photo ID will be required at signing on.

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