Monday, 6 May 2013

Maldon Mud Race runners get mucky in Essex!

The annual Maldon Mud Race has taken place at Promenade Park in Maldon, Essex.This year it took place yesterday 5th May on a gorgeous sunny day

The English really enjoy this race and seem to have great fun on this day

Each year competitors attempt to dash across the bed of the River Blackwater, and luckily this year the sun was out to keep the mud-racers warm.
The crazy competitors crawl through metres of sticky mud to reach the finish line before the tide comes in.
The event sees a number of competitors dressed in wacky costumes, which makes the task of crossing the finish line somewhat harder.
This year’s race saw 300 entrants competing for charities.
This famous event was originally held after Christmas but extremely cold weather in 2010 caused it to be postponed until the following spring. 
This change of date was such a great success with over 12,000 spectators turning out that the organisers decided to make the change permanent.
Entry into the event is by donation and the team has invested in two huge screens to capture every moment, plus there are stalls and entertainment during the day – with all the fun kicking off from 12 noon with Duck Race at 2.30 and the main event around 3 pm.

From CBBC News / Total Essex / Metro News

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