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Competitors praised for their part in smaller Mud Run near Grantham

This year’s Ancaster Mud Run took place with a fraction of the usual number of competitors but was still a “brilliant” event, said organisers.

While thousands of people normally take part over a Saturday and Sunday, this year’s event, postponed from April, took place at the weekend with just a few hundred competitors.

Individuals taking part were still able to take on all the usual obstacles as well as the mud and water, but with Covid-19 precautions in place.

Sean Markham, of organisers Ancaster Leisure and Rough Events, said competitors raised money for charity and one had even raised £1,000 for a good cause. Members of Help for Heroes were also at the course to raise money.

Mr Markham said: “It was brilliant. We needed to keep it small and safe this year and it was a much more relaxed atmosphere.

“People signed in and went off in small groups of three or four. It meant that there were no bottlenecks, which normally happens and people are left waiting to get through, but we were trickle feeding them this year and there were no issues, so that is something we will look at doing next year.”

Mark added: “We were really happy with how people played their part this year.”

The organisers are planning for the next Mud Run in April.

Photos by Toby Roberts.

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