IT probably won’t quite be the honeymoon Roger Davies was expecting when he proposed.
But this November the Douglas man will take 24 hours out of a romantic trip to New York with his wife Abigail to compete in the gruelling World Tough Mudder Championships in New Jersey.
Personal trainer Davies qualified after finishing in the top five per cent of a UK event in Kettering earlier this year.
It will be a mammoth challenge. The secret eight mile course will feature 25 obstacles including electric shocks and being fully submerged in freezing water, as competitors from the around the world try to complete as many laps as possible in 24 hours.
‘The obstacles are horrendous, I still have scars from the forest in Kettering,’ said Davies.
‘I’m not nervous, I’m excited. I’ve no idea how I’m going to approach the 24 hour aspect, I’ll play it by ear.’
Roger made headlines in May after launching his challenge to complete one million vertical steps in a year in aid of Manx Cancer Help. He has since covered more than 400,000 steps, but he now has less time than anticipated, having been accepted on to the Marathon Des Sables – six marathons in seven days across African desert – in April.
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