INTERVIEW: A Very Muddy Engagement

Posted on 07.10.2016

INTERVIEW: A Very Muddy Engagement

Jasmine took on Tough Mudder this year as part of Team AiE, our brilliant fundraising team… and came away with a bit more than a sense of pride and a muddy kit to show for it! Read on to find out how she got on, and how you can get involved.

What originally motivated you to fundraise for Attitude is Everything?

I originally decided to fundraise for Attitude is Everything when my friend Duncan told me about it and explained what the charity did. I myself love my music, and I think it's brilliant how you’re helping Deaf and disabled people attend live music events. 

Why did you choose Tough Mudder as your challenge?

Duncan had already chosen Tough Mudder so I just said yes – I really didn't know what I was letting myself in for the first time! He had done it himself and told me how much fun it was and I was believed him. 

Have there been many differences between the different Tough Mudders you’ve done? Which was the best?

I've done two Tough Mudders now, and the biggest difference was the weather. The first one in Yorkshire was freezing and it rained all day, I hate being cold which meant there was very little I actually enjoyed. Second time round the weather was great. The sun was out and it was warm.

What did you do to prepare for the most recent challenge?

I didn't do anything – just decided I'd wing it! Somehow I managed it though.

What were the best and worst moments of the race?

There were quite a few best moments so I’m not sure how to pick just one! One of them was one of our team mates Paula ending up fully submerged in the mud mile which is just a huge muddy puddle. She did get a little push off another team mate Steff…

The worst moment was probably when I got mug slung in my eye, by mistake. It was quite painful but managed to clean it out quickly. 

Were you expecting to come away from it engaged?

Not at all. It felt quite surreal stood there head to toe in mud and Bob on one knee. I'll certainly never forget it!

If you’re inspired by this story and would like to get involved, you can contact Simon, or find out more about fundraising for us here.