Marcus set for Tough Mudder challenge

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A 25-year-old marketing executive is taking part in one of the world’s toughest endurance events tomorrow.

Marcus Costello hopes to become a Tough Mudder by completing a 12-mile trail run designed by Special Forces and which includes more than 20 obstacles.

They include mud and grime, electric shocks, icy water, flaming rubble, barbed wire, slippery slopes and thigh burning inclines.

Marcus, who works at Wright Angle Marketing (WAM), Barkisland, has spent months training for the event which tests strength, stamina, mental grit, determination and camaraderie.

“I am not looking forward to the ice, water, fire and electricity, but the exhilaration I will get when I cross the line is what is driving me!” he said.

“My thirst for a challenge has even lead to me signing up for the first one in Yorkshire this September.”

Marcus, of Greetland, and his brother, Rogan, who lives in Worcester, are joining thousands of others for the Tough Mudder event in Kettering, Northamptonshire, which supports the armed forces charity Help For Heroes.