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Nuclear Rush

Nuclear Rush

Well, a jolly muddy weekend was had by all.

We went to Nuclear Rush. I did the 12k (turned out to be 14) 86 obstacle course, and my children did 1, 2 and 3k in their respective age groups. The KT tape and ibuprofen got my torn medial cruciate ligament through the 'fairly challenging' course well and I only failed one obstacle, although did crack a rib doing so, and also had excruciating calf cramps the last 3k or so, whch struck down a lot of runners in fact, and makes fighting through thick mud really hard work. Still, was a super race, and a great fun day out. Whilst I was not fast I did finish much further up the field than I expected, and my kids acquitted themelves brilliantly. I have a brill picture of all three of them with their medals but it is on my wife's phone so will have to post that later.

Managed to hobble round Harry Potter world yesterday. Drove home this morning and had slightly worrying moment coming off the motorway when I could not get my left leg to push the clutch down. am spending the rest of the day on the sofa with the gallon teapot, painkillers and a book. Have bruises from stem to stern, but nearly two weeks to recover before next event.

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Well done Rig. You are nucking futs!

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FANTASTIC ! You can't have too much mud as a kid !!

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haha, fantastic! bet that mud will take a few washes to get out!

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Haha :D Flippin' crazy!! You really don't take any prisoners do you, Rig? Ktape and ibuprofen for a torn crutiate and then a cracked rib to round off the day. Talk about hard core!! Brilliant photo of you and the Riglette. As Henpen says, you can't have too much mud!

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You are a) nuts & b)nuts & c) a true inspiration.

Really well done & enjoy the copious amounts of tea & painkillers ☺

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The madness:

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That does look mad but fun. Big kids on a day out really. Great photo Rignold. Magic memories for your children.

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I can honestly say that would be my worst nightmare! I know a few people in my close circle of friends who would LOVE it though, and I shall be sending them some links! I could be the picnic provider :)

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I'm speechless!!

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Love the picture - you are crazy though Rig! Sounds like you had fun.

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Just can't get enough of that rat pee can you?

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what a gorgeous pic, I bet the kids totally loved it ( but not more than you!!!!). well done!!!!

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Wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same..............mind you Rigs, you deviate from the norm far enough to be committed.........a committed runner that is........I dunno.......

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Ha ha , Love it ! Well done Rig and Juniors ! :-) xxx

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Time to get an automatic car?

That is seriously hardcore. Crayzeeee! And, very well done.

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Fantastic, well done to the rig family 👪 :-) xx

I'm more like useit though - no chance of getting me in all that mud!!

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