Tough Guy®  was a window of opportunity to test oneself, on every discipline in life, in one day.

It becomes a fever to achieve, to fail, to come back, to attempt the chunks missed on the previous attempts.

There are no Social/Sexual/Age barriers, once stripped of Materialistic Make Up it is oneself against the course with the simple security of the Family of Equals in front, behind and around oneself. Younger achievers view it as the window to adulthood.


The whole point of Tough Guy® experience was the addictiveness of Fear. Fear joins up the Family of Man.


In all historical disaster when materialism has gone, fear sets each group in a concrete form to join the journey into the unknown. As a lump we are more feared to go back and take a communal vision as we grab each others flesh tearing to mingle our blood. We reach a point where fear joins the world of materialism we are leaving behind, together with the serene and beautiful world of death. Death is beautiful, we are gazing at wonderful things, there is no pain. Love is to pledge, to give, to go forward to infinitesimal giving of love. Our God is in sight. Our souls unseen, yet under powerful guidance are ready to melt into a great mass of comfortable goodness. When suddenly God says 'who the fookin-in-hell sent 5000 souls together into Death'? We in our humble  sublimeness shout Tough Guy™. God smiles and says 'Get out of here, take that vision of love and giving, to spread it, my children'. Suddenly the crowds are cheering, the brass horse shoe is around your neck, the hot cocoa is spilling around your lips, your mind is numb. It can only think of “I have touched the hand of God, my life now has a purpose, I am addicted to the magical fear of Tough Guy®”.



Tough Guy® has the ambition to build a course ‘on the doorstep’ of every man, woman and child. To achieve this we go back to the roots of Tough Guy™ to 1986-1991 whence the first sods were dug and the very name Tough Guy™ was placed upon an old fashioned cross country run, with an added bundle of man made and natural obstacles. With a pledge to build 1 to 10 new obstacles to each event total today over 250


Copyright B.W. 1987 01.01.01

Updates 2004, 2010, 2012, 2012

Tough Tasks

This film of Tough Guy® shows the beginnings, shows year on year breakthroughs.