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

Published 14/04/2013

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.
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.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2013: MUD FOR IT: A record one thousand people got down and dirty at this year?s McVitie?s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness, with hopes to raise more than ?11,000 for a great cause. Competitors came from all over Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Germany and the US to compete in the wacky race at Foymore Lodge, Portadown. Professional athletes, casual joggers and people who are just a bit bonkers made their way across four and half miles of bogs and ponds, under cargo nets, across monkey bars and over inflatable obstacles all in aid of charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care. Pictured are second place Nicky Toal from Banbridge, first place Keith Clarke and third place Joe McCord, both from Dungannon. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2013: MUD FOR IT: A record one thousand people got down and dirty at this year?s McVitie?s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness, with hopes to raise more than ?11,000 for a great cause. Competitors came from all over Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Germany and the US to compete in the wacky race at Foymore Lodge, Portadown. Professional athletes, casual joggers and people who are just a bit bonkers made their way across four and half miles of bogs and ponds, under cargo nets, across monkey bars and over inflatable obstacles all in aid of charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2013: MUD FOR IT: A record one thousand people got down and dirty at this year?s McVitie?s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness, with hopes to raise more than ?11,000 for a great cause. Competitors came from all over Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Germany and the US to compete in the wacky race at Foymore Lodge, Portadown. Professional athletes, casual joggers and people who are just a bit bonkers made their way across four and half miles of bogs and ponds, under cargo nets, across monkey bars and over inflatable obstacles all in aid of charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care. Pictured are Emmy McNeice and Louise Hatton from Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2013: MUD FOR IT: A record one thousand people got down and dirty at this year?s McVitie?s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness, with hopes to raise more than ?11,000 for a great cause. Competitors came from all over Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Germany and the US to compete in the wacky race at Foymore Lodge, Portadown. Professional athletes, casual joggers and people who are just a bit bonkers made their way across four and half miles of bogs and ponds, under cargo nets, across monkey bars and over inflatable obstacles all in aid of charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care. Pictured are Charleen O'Kane and Carol Lynch from Feeny, Co. Londonderry Picture By: Arthur Allison.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2013: MUD FOR IT: A record one thousand people got down and dirty at this year?s McVitie?s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness, with hopes to raise more than ?11,000 for a great cause. Competitors came from all over Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Germany and the US to compete in the wacky race at Foymore Lodge, Portadown. Professional athletes, casual joggers and people who are just a bit bonkers made their way across four and half miles of bogs and ponds, under cargo nets, across monkey bars and over inflatable obstacles all in aid of charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2013: MUD FOR IT: A record one thousand people got down and dirty at this year?s McVitie?s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness, with hopes to raise more than ?11,000 for a great cause. Competitors came from all over Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Germany and the US to compete in the wacky race at Foymore Lodge, Portadown. Professional athletes, casual joggers and people who are just a bit bonkers made their way across four and half miles of bogs and ponds, under cargo nets, across monkey bars and over inflatable obstacles all in aid of charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2013: MUD FOR IT: A record one thousand people got down and dirty at this year?s McVitie?s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness, with hopes to raise more than ?11,000 for a great cause. Competitors came from all over Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Germany and the US to compete in the wacky race at Foymore Lodge, Portadown. Professional athletes, casual joggers and people who are just a bit bonkers made their way across four and half miles of bogs and ponds, under cargo nets, across monkey bars and over inflatable obstacles all in aid of charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care. Pictured is first place winner Keith Clarke from Dungannon in action. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
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.
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
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
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 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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