Linlithgow man takes on Las Vegas challenge

Harry Day and Michael Smith in the Nevada desert
Harry Day and Michael Smith in the Nevada desert
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Personal trainer Harry Day took part in the World’s Toughest Mudder challenge in Las Vegas last weekend.

Harry (22) from Linlithgow, who works with West 
Lothian fitness company, Personal Best, Health, Fitness and Wellbeing, competed in the event with fellow trainer Michael Smith (30) from 
Armadale last Saturday.

The notorious Tougher Mudder sees only the most dedicated of fitness nuts take part.

Its participants have to negotiate tough desert gullies, steep cliffs, rolling hills and long swims, while battling “insane” obstacles including fire and electric shocks.

And they experienced dramatic fluctuations in temperature throughout the event.

The goal is to complete the course as many times as you can within 24 hours.

At the end of the 24 hours competition, Harry had completed 10 laps of the course and ran a total of 50 miles.

Michael was able to continue competing and managed to do 11 laps and run a total of 55 miles.

At the end of the day, both men managed to hit their target of 50 miles.

The Tougher Mudder event saw a total of 1019 participants from all over the world compete, with Harry coming in 181st while Michael came in 76th.

The pair, who were both nominated to be baton bearers for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games decided to raise cash for Linlithgow-based charity Bosom Buds and raised over £1000.

Bosom Buds is a charity Personal Best have worked with for over four years to establish, and they have created one of the first ever cancer exercise rehabilitation drop-in classes in Scotland, which are free to those diagnosed with cancer.

If anyone would like to boost the mens’ fundraising total for Bosom Buds please donate to