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Tough Guy Nettle Warrior Race

Posted on by royvickery |

It’s the silly season when quirky stories appear in British newspapers.
The Metro of 29 July 2013 briefly reported on the Tough Guy Nettle Race which took place in Perton, Staffordshire, on the previous day:
‘Entrants paid … for the privilege of wading in the murky sludge and running through hybrid, super-strength stinging nettles [Urtica dioica]’.
Further information can be found on www.toughguy.co.uk and the Wikipedia entry ‘Tough Guy Competition’. The original Tough Guy event was held in January 1987, with a July competition being added in 1998.

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