Have You Got What It Takes?

A non-stop 33 hour, 3 stage guided challenge

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On November 30th 2024, have you got what it takes?
Will you be the individual or team to win the £1,000 prize on stage 2?
Sole Entrants – You will not sleep and only be given 1 hour rest between each stage.
Teams of 3 –  You will each select your chosen stage and must complete to succeed. 
  • Stage 1 – A guided 42km walk at a hard pace where you only have 11 hours to finish the stage.
  • Stage 2 – A 42km tyre pulling challenge through the night where you only have 8 hours to finish the stage.
  • Stage 3 – A further 47km guided walk at a strong pace where you only have 12 hours to finish the stage.
You will commence in the dark and for many, finish in the dark!

Each participant will have a GPS tracker attached to their backpack. This is a great opportunity for friends, loved ones, or even charity supporters to watch and track your progress through the event.

The challenge is created to test the very best of you and it is not only about physical fitness but more fundamentally around mental toughness, tenacity, resilience and the desire to achieve something very special.

Why is it called The TMB Challenge?

The event is part of Walking With My Bear where we often speak about “Taming You Bear” from a mindset perspective. Your bear is your unconscious mind and ultimately influences your fight or flight response. We believe if you can truly control your mind, you can control your bear from within.

Sometimes in life we can be faced with challenges where we have to dig deep and push through hard times whether physical or mentally.

This challenge is a testament to every participant’s desire to achieve beyond their perceived limits.

A Challenge like no other, offering both categories a £1,000 prize for the winners of stage 2 – sole and team participants.

As a bonus, all participants will be entered into a national prize draw worth £20,000! (T&C’s apply)

If you’re curious about Walking With My Bear, checkout the website www.walkingwithmybear.com

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The Event Overview

Whether you enter individually or as a team of three, The TMB Challenge is going to be demanding.  Over 33 hours you will be asked to cover the distance of three marathons and for one of those marathons you will be pulling a tyre. 

The challenge is created to test the very best of you.  It is not only about physical fitness but more fundamentally around mental toughness, tenacity, resilience, and the desire to achieve something very special.

Throughout the event you will be accompanied by Mountain Leaders to guide you and to provide support.

The Leaders will be there to coach you along the way, to talk to you about how the challenge is affecting you, about the mindset you have and about how changing that mindset can lead to a successful outcome with transferrable skills into life and business.

Why is this challenge different?

You will be supported throughout the event both physically and mentally

We provide unique courses for you before the event to achieve the best outcome

The experience and self-knowledge you gain will be transformative

It’s going to be tough, but we want you to succeed, and it’s not just about having the physical prowess, but the mental prowess to address the challenges along the way. To look at things differently when you are tired, but also to motivate yourself and your team mates.

Stage 1

All participants will be split into groups of 10 where a Mountain Leader will guide them on the challenge.

7am Start.

If you are late, you’ll miss your entry into the stage as you will not be allocated into a group. You will be guided on a 42km route which includes the Edale Skyline taking in the breathtaking views. You will be responsible for your own admin, nutrition and hydration, clothing and backpack whilst on the route.

There will be a check points on route to provide snacks and water filling for your hydration bottles/bladders. Your target is to ensure you are back within the cut off times. You must return to Stage finish check point by 6pm.

6pm-7pm You rest, eat and sort your admin out!

Stage 2

7pm Start – For the chance to win £1,000 for the fastest sole entrant & £1,000 for the fastest team entrant! (Conditions apply – see below)

You will set off pulling a tyre covering 42kms around Derwent, Howden and Ladybower reservoirs.

A unique setting that allows you to pull your tyre safely on paths, private roads etc whilst taking in the sounds of nature. If it is a clear night, you’ll see the stars in their abundance as you walk enjoying the moonlight setting.

You will continue through the night with an 8 hour cut off.

For many of you, this is where not only your fitness needs to be strong, but most importantly, you will face your mindset and this is when the challenge starts to take effect.

You’ll be tired, slightly exhausted, hungry, missing your bed and maybe loved ones. All the while knowing you have a further stage to complete.

If the weather is bad, you could be experiencing restricted views due to fog, rain and wind impairing your vision with only the headlamps of others around you and the sound of tyres being dragged.

You’ll need to keep your focus and mind in a great place.

You must have completed the 42km tyre pulling challenge within 8 hours which means your cut off time is 3am.

Remember, the winners of the sole entrants and winner of the team entrants will win £1,000 on Stage 2?

Please note: – To qualify for the sole entrant winner of stage 2, not only must you win the stage, but also ensure you complete stages 1 & 3 within the required time allowed. To qualify for the team winner of stage 2, not only does your team member need to win stage 2, all team members must complete their chosen stage within the required time allowed!

3am – 4am You rest and sort your admin out!

Stage 3

4am Start.

This is a 12 hour Guided challenge.

You will once again be put into groups of 10 with a designated mountain leader. Head torches on, you will set off up onto the peak district through challenging terrain. Your primary objective is to keep with the pace of the group leader.

At no point can you go ahead of your group leader. Your safety is paramount. If we don’t know where you are, this causes challenges sending a team of specialist to find and recover you.

There will be check points on route at key locations to refuel with fluid. Your target is to ensure you are back within the cut off times set out. You must return by 4pm to remain within The TMB Challenge conditions.

Once you reach the finish line you will be greeted with warmth, hot meal, drink and snacks knowing that you have completed what very few will be able to complete having Tamed Your Bear.

And of course, you’ll be awarded your medal/s of achievement and finishers T-shirt.

£20,000 Prize Draw for all participants!

The TMB challenge are please to announce that all participants will be entered into a national prize draw which has a prize fund of £20,000!

T&C’s apply and only participants who have paid their full registration fee, but also participate in the event will be actually entered into the prize draw.

Sole entrants have 1 entry into the prize draw, whereas any participating team of 3 have 3 chances to win the amazing £20,000 due to each participate having a qualified entry into the draw.

Will you be entering as a sole entrant, or as a team of 3?

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