More than once.
My friend Gary Bacon (aka @fatgazbo) introduced me to the outdoor life 30 years ago. One of the many things we did together was the Karrimor International Mountain Marathon (KIMM), now known as the Original Mountain Marathon (OMM).
Although neither of us were ever in danger of winning anything, it was still no mean feat for two fat lads from Rotherham.
It’s actually a lot of fun if you choose the right partner, and on the two occasions that we competed in genuinely extreme weather we still had a great time.
If you want a laugh, have a look at this video of the “morgue” conditions in 2008. We were there and it was certainly extreme, but the tv people had to search pretty hard for anyone looking even remotely distressed.
The following day, before we could drive away, Gary and I bumped into two very comfortable looking gentlemen who had been taken in at a nearby luxury outdoor centre and drunk the bar dry. The two of us had returned to Gary’s car and spent a very pleasant night in dry clothes, eating as much as we could.
Gary still does it every year with his son, but I’ve retired.