North Lindsey College staff take on Tough Guy challenge 2017

Competitors from North Lindsey College taking part in the Tough Guy Challenge 2017
Competitors from North Lindsey College taking part in the Tough Guy Challenge 2017

Fighting fit North Lindsey College staff were put through their paces when they took part in the last ever ‘Tough Guy Challenge’.

The event consists of a 15km full original course with more than 200 obstacles involving mud, water and fire.

Tough Guy competitors from North Lindsey College (from left) Rick Hewson, Kynan Singh and Kiel Cuckson

Tough Guy competitors from North Lindsey College (from left) Rick Hewson, Kynan Singh and Kiel Cuckson

Two of the staff competitors, Kynan Singh and Kyle Cuckson, are fitness instructors at the College’s on-site gym and wanted to be leading examples to their members and students by showing what they deal with on a day-to-day basis.

The staff used the on-site college facilities, Kingsway Fitness Suite, to train for the event and to get to their full potential, which involved long distance running, bleep tests, running on the treadmill with a body bag that weighed 20kg, body weight training including push ups, pull ups and sit ups.

Duty officer, of Kingsway Fitness Suite, Kyle Cuckson, said: “I wanted to complete the last Tough Guy competition and pay tribute to Mr Mouse who was the founder of Tough Guy. I completed the course in 2012, but this year it was much harder with 7,000 people competing.”

Kingsway Fitness Suite Manager) Alan Rayment, said: “This was a great achievement by all that competed. The January ‘Tough Guy’ is the hardest in the world and I am proud that two of our fitness instructors had participated; it shows that the team at Kingsway Fitness Suite are willing to do these events and it gives them further knowledge, understanding and experience.”