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Richard Lewin, Jo Lewin, and Anthony Abbot-Lewin 3 of 4 members of the ‘Jumping in Muddy Puddles’ Tough Mudder 2017 team (Pictured)

Members of a Nottinghamshire family are preparing to take on the Tough Mudder challenge this May to support Autism East Midlands.

What is Tough Mudder?

A 10-12-mile mud and obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. Rather, it’s a challenge that emphasises teamwork, camaraderie and accomplishing something almost as tough as you are!

With a team proudly named ‘Jumping in Muddy Puddles’, Richard Lewin heads up his Tough Mudder challenge team with family members Jo Lewin, Anthony Abbot-Lewin and James Grimley from Arnold in Nottingham.

Richard and his team have been inspired by his son Theo, who has recently been diagnosed with autism, and have chosen to fund raise for Autism East Midlands.

Richard adds,

Before my son Theo was diagnosed I didn’t really know anything about autism, now I am still learning more and more about it each and every day and I am happy I can do something to help support people with autism, Theo is a lovely boy, he is happy, polite and his creative skills blow me away, I would like people to know more about autism and it’s great that I can do something I love to do and raise for this fantastic charity at the same time.

Richard and team are set to take on the Tough Mudder Midlands presented by Merrell Challenge on Saturday 20th May 2017 within the grounds of Belvoir Castle, Grantham. The 16,000 acres surrounding the castle will once again play host to miles of the tortuous course and a twisted collection of new and classic Tough Mudder obstacles.

The Tough Mudder event website advises challengers,

You and your team are going to need to bring some serious mental grit to make it around this course which promises lung-busting hills in addition to woodlands, water and yes, tons and tons of mud. Don’t contemplate it for too long, just sign up and gather your friends. You’re going to need them!

We would like to take this opportunity wish Richard and the ‘Jumping in Muddy Puddles’ team the best of luck with their Tough Mudder 2017 challenge and thank you all for your generous support of Autism East Midlands.

You can sponsor the Richard and the ‘Jumping in Muddy Puddles’ team here on JustGiving: