Midhurst architect’s World Toughest Mudder

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Midhurst architect Charlie Boher has completed his World Toughest Mudder challenge in the Nevada desert in award winning style.

Contestants had to run as many five mile course laps as they could in 24 hours with awards for those completed more than 25.

It ran through the desert with elevations of 839 feet and 21 obstacles including a cliff jump over water in the dark.

Charlie ran 60 miles in 24 hours and 35 minutes including 252 obstacles. He is hoping to raise £2,000 for the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial fund for the prevention of suicide.

“Everything was going fine until around midnight,” he said, “people were passing out, I was exhausted and felt like giving up, then there was the cliff jump in the dark which I would not wish on anyone, but when I arrived at base camp I heard how many people had donated to my charity which gave me a huge boost. An hour after sunrise I reached my goal of competing 50 miles. The final lap was the worst. It was 11am, the sun was shining and I still had on my wet suit so I felt I was in an oven. Very few managed to complete the 24 hours so I feel very privileged to receive the back head band and brow bib. The whole experience and support has been nothing like I have ever experienced before.”

Donations can be made to Charlie’s charity at Charlie Boher

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