When Pete Walker and Bing Jiang proposed a challenge to their co-workers to take part in Tough Mudder, they knew it would align well with the company’s focus on teamwork and collaboration. “It’s a team event” says Pete Walker, Head of Development at Protecht. “So the goal isn’t to finish by yourself as fast as you can, the goal is the cross the line as a team”.

Tough Mudder is hardcore. There is no doubt that participation in this event exemplifies discipline, dedication and determination. Their skills will be put to the test on Saturday 15th November, where participants will crawl through mud under barbed wire, run through a field of live electrical wires, and jump into a pool of ice water. All with the goal of saying they tackled the challenge together.

Since our last update in July:

  • Pete has given up smoking – go Pete!
  • Pete has become a new Dad and is currently surviving on 2-3 hours’ sleep, fast food and is injured with a strained Achilles. With less than ideal circumstances and training Pete is still hopeful and committed to the team. His current running capacity is 10km
  • Yury has been hitting the gym hard and getting even stronger
  • Bing has completed a 22km hike, been running and playing indoor soccer
  • Monpasha has completed a 12km run and committed to daily Bikram Yoga
  • Nutrition eating plans (prepared by Genevieve, Marketing Manager) have “kind of” been adhered to by Pete and Bing
  • Director #2, Dave Bergmark failed to register and only just informed Pete

We are cheering on our team as they are getting ready to be led into the muddy fray as they raise money for Soldier On!

There’s still time to get involved. For further information click here.

Meet the Protecht Tough Mudder Team: Player Dossiers


                      Left to Right: Yury Talyukin, Monpasha Mukherjee, Bing Jiang and Pete Walker

Yury Talyukin
In the Office: Support Specialist
Out of the Office: Gym Junkie, Kick Boxing, Running
Fitness Level: High
Mental Toughness: High
Likelihood of Completion: High
Impeding Factors: Nil
Comment: "I will run it first to see what it's like, then I will come back to help you".

Monpasha Mukherjee
In the Office: Information Architect
Out of the Office: Reading, Eating, Cafe Hopping, New found love for the Gym, Swimming, Running, Long walks on the beach
Fitness Level: Average
Mental Toughness: Can be broken
Likelihood of Completion: Average
Impeding Factors: Chocolate and cake
Comment: "I think I'll live, might just even finish it".

Bing Jiang
In the Office: Credit Risk Specialist
Out of the Office: Soccer, Running
Fitness Level: Average
Mental Toughness: To be determined
Likelihood of Completion: Medium
Impeding Factors: Vegetarian
Comment: "Actions speak louder than words...just watch me".

Pete Walker
In the Office: Head of Development
Out of the Office: Climbing, Sailing, Yoga
Fitness Level: Low
Mental Toughness: High
Likelihood of Completion: Low
Impeding Factors: Strained Achilles Heel
Comment: "I haven't run 20km since I was at school".

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