Picture gallery: Getting filthy at Spains Hall with the Mucky Races

11:57 08 April 2014

Mucky Races at Spains Hall, Finchingfield

Mucky Races at Spains Hall, Finchingfield

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Scramble nets, tyre piles and pits full of mud and water ... it could only have been the Mucky Races.

The popular annual race returned to Spains Hall, Finchingfield on Sunday, with more than 1,000 taking part and almost the same number cheering them on.

Organised by Norfolk-based Mucky Races, ‘The Gauntlet’ took runners through either a 6km or 12km mud run, pitting them against a range of obstacles around the diverse country estate.

Mass warm-up sessions took place at the start of the race, which was professionally timed, and there was a selection of hot food and drinks to keep energy levels high.

Stuart Crow, general manager for Spains Hall, said: “This is the third mud running event we’ve held and each year it is getting more and more popular.

“The race was enjoyed by people of all ages, from the young to the young at heart, and the spirit of support and camaraderie was fantastic as people helped each other through the myriad of mud, obstacles, water and, yes, more mud!”

Spains Hall, the family home of the Ruggles-Brise family, will be ­hosting another mud run in September. Called ‘The Essex Yomp’, the event will be in aid of the services charity Walking With The Wounded.

The estate will also be supporting a number of events, including offering car parking and camping as the Tour De France passes through Finchingfield in July.

For more information, visit ­spainshall.co.uk.

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