Muddy Cow fun run to return – with more mud promised

RUNNERS will be getting more mud next year, after it was confirmed the Muddy Cow 5K fun run would be back.

The inaugural event was held on land behind La Grande Mare Hotel on Mother’s Day and around 270 runners turned out to take part.

Bryan O’Meara, from, was the race director.

‘This year was fantastic,’ he said. ‘All the faces were smiling, even though they were up their necks in mud and water. The feedback since then has been really positive. Everyone said they really enjoyed it. It’s seems to have captured people’s interest.’

He confirmed that sponsor Alter Domus had signed on for another year, so they would back.

‘Hopefully there will be more water and mud next year,’ he said.

‘We had dry weather in the 10 days up to the run this year. Farmer Rob Waters really stepped up to help. He dug out holes and filled them with water and created obstacles.’

The run attracted entrants as young as eight and though much of the mud had to be ‘made’ by farmer Rob Waters, on whose land much of the event was held, there was enough to coat the runners. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 24565691)

The youngest runners were eight and Mr O’Meara said they had people of all ages taking part.

He was very grateful for the support from La Grande Mare, Mr Waters and Alter Domus.

In total, the run raised £2,500, which has gone to Mug’s Men’s Shed, which provides a space for men to socialise, make and do things together to enhance their sense of purpose and wellbeing.

Chairman Mark Smith said they were grateful for the support.

‘It was great to see so many people doing the run and supporting such a good cause,’ he said.

Refurbishment work at the shed in St Peter’s is currently in full swing and Mr Smith said the money could be used for a new security system.

It is hoped the shed will be finished by mid-June.

n The 2020 event will take place again on Mother’s Day – 22 March.

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