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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Hundreds get down and dirty at annual mud race event in Portadown

A thousand runners went mud for it today at the popular McVities Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness event which took place at Foymore Lodge, Portadown
A thousand runners went mud for it today at the popular McVities Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness event which took place at Foymore Lodge, Portadown
14.4.2013 PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. One thousand runners went mud for it today (Sunday April 14) at the popular McVities Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness event which took place at Foymore Lodge, Portadown. This is the first year the event has sold out ahead of race day where participants aimed to raise more than ?11,000 for charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care. Competitors from all over Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland, Germany and the USA took part in the muddy off-road challenge, battling their way across four and half miles of bogs, ponds, under cargo nets, across monkey bars and over inflatable obstacles. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
14.4.2013 PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. One thousand runners went mud for it today (Sunday April 14) at the popular McVities Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness event which took place at Foymore Lodge, Portadown. This is the first year the event has sold out ahead of race day where participants aimed to raise more than ?11,000 for charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care. Competitors from all over Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland, Germany and the USA took part in the muddy off-road challenge, battling their way across four and half miles of bogs, ponds, under cargo nets, across monkey bars and over inflatable obstacles. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
A thousand runners went mud for it today at the popular McVities Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness event which took place at Foymore Lodge, Portadown. Pic: Charles McQuillan
A thousand runners went mud for it today at the popular McVities Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness event which took place at Foymore Lodge, Portadown. Pic: Charles McQuillan

A record number of people got down and dirty in Portadown on Sunday at this year's 'mud madness' event.

The popular McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness event took place at Foymore Lodge, Portadown - drawing huge crowds to help raise more than £11,000 for charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Professional athletes, casual joggers and those looking for a bit of a laugh took part in the muddy off-road challenge which saw competitors battle their way across four and half miles of bogs.

Those taking part came from across Northern Ireland and beyond - with some entrants hailing from as far afield as the US and Germany.

Organiser Johnny Davis said this year’s event has been the most popular to date.

"We are delighted to see the popularity for this event increase each year, and this year exceeded our expectations with both races selling out ahead of the day," he said.

"Marie Curie Cancer Care is our charity sponsor and we are delighted to help raise lots of money for the charity which will go a long way to helping them provide care for cancer patients in Northern Ireland."

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