Tough Mudder #ObstacleWeek – No. 1: Block Ness Monster

It’s no surprise that Block Ness Monster has taken the No. 1 spot for Tough Mudder’s #ObstacleWeek. Officially debuting at World Toughest Mudder 2015 (beta runs occurred throughout 2015 at a few local TM events), Block Ness Monster (then called Roll the Dice) was an instant hit. At an event where teamwork and camaraderie are valued above course time and Mudders pledge to help fellow Mudders complete the course, Block Ness Monster is a dream obstacle…and it’s hella fun! Everyone is instantly enchanted with all Block Ness has to offer.

Block Ness Monster is so simple in its ideology: jump in water, get over multiple spinnable blocks, climb free. Yet, it takes effective communication with fellow Mudders to coordinate adequate pushing and pulling of the blocks to transfer Mudders only 1-3 at a time over the blocks – too many people trying to go over at once and your done for, not enough people to help spin the block and it’s into the depths for ya.  Laughing will happen.  The volunteers usually will help with communication – let’s face it, social media has made us all averse to face to face communications.  Laugh, push, pull, have fun, challenge yourself…it’s what Tough Mudder is all about.

For tips on training for and taming Block Ness Monster, check out the Tough Mudder website. Which obstacle will be voted #1?

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Phoebe Brimer

Phoebe Brimer, aka The Phoebinator, is a Las Vegas based, self-described nerd. Nature is her church, and as a new Grandmother - her grandson is the best thing since The Cliff. Her life mantra is "Do Ordinary Things Extraordinarily".
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