It’s tough at the top for Nick

Nick Maddison.
Nick Maddison.

Boston’s Nick Maddison can now claim he is officially a Tough Guy.

The endurance runner completed number 18 of his 28 endurance race schedule on Sunday - all to be carried out in just 14 months.

The Tough Guy challenge saw him take on the eight-mile run, through turf and mud.

And if that wasn’t enough, the Killing Fields assault course saw him cut and bruise his body on the treacherous barbed wire and other hazards.

And the freezing conditions also saw the water obstacles take on an icier feel than usual.

Five hours after finishing the course - in a sub-three-hour time - Maddison was still claiming the feeling hadn’t returned to his legs.

“I’ve still got chill blanes in my upper legs and finger tips,” he said more than a day later.

“My legs are cut, grazed and bruised to pieces.”

However, it is all in a good cause as he looks to raise cash for the Alzheimer’s Society, in memory of grandad Norman Sculthorpe.

But despite pushing himself through the pain barrier, he is already discussing doing the event next year.

However, Maddison doesn’t have that much time to recuperate as he returns to endurance action on February 9.

This will see him compete at Stoke’s HellRunner challenge - a 12-mile multi-terain event including steep hills and the organisers’ own take on obstacles.

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