Meet Scott as he prepares to take on Tough Mudder!

Today, we'd like to introduce you to Scott Mitchell, who has signed up with his friend to take part in Tough Mudder on Saturday 5 May. The pair are raising vital funds for families living with hemiplegia.

TM-photo1Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Scott Mitchell and I am taking part in Tough Mudder with my friend Sam Maclannan. We both live in Uxbridge.

What is your motivation for supporting families living with hemiplegia?

One of my cousin's boys has hemiplegia due to early complications being born 15 weeks early. We wanted to help as much as we can so families whose child has hemiplegia can continue to get the support they need.

What made you decide to take on Tough Mudder?

I had previously completed Tough Mudder in 2014 (it's taken me four years to brave it again!) and thought what better way to raise some money than being electrocuted and jumping in ice water!

What are you looking forward to most about the challenge?

The real answer would be finishing, knowing it's over! But this is a personal challenge as well. As we are not really long distance runners, being able to build the mental and physical strength to complete this course will be an achievement in itself for Sam and I.

What are you looking forward to least about the challenge?

Possibly the weather. This can make a massive difference on the day and bare a physical toll if too hot or too cold. But again the real answer would be looking at the start line thinking we have 12 miles to run!

You can sponsor Scott on his fundraising page. Fancy taking on a challenge for Contact? Visit our fundraising page for inspiration and to get in touch!

Written by Contact at 14:34