Hundreds put through their paces in Mud Runner competition

Competitors struggle on through the mud.Picture: Colin Baldwin Photography.

One man almost goes under.Picture: Colin Baldwin Photography.

One competitor clings on to a tree to stop herself sinking in the mud. Picture: Colin Baldwin Photography.

We made it! Two people are in high spirits despite the challenging conditions.Picture: Colin Baldwin Photography.

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MORE than 500 athletes were put through their paces at Eastnor Castle's Mud Runner event.

The Mud Runner Icebreaker took place on the estate near Ledbury on February 9 and saw 590 people take part in a mucky 10km run, 20km bike ride and 3km run through the cold with mud up to competitors armpits in places.

In the build up to the race, organisers D3 Events worked in torrential rain and strong winds to get the route set up.

The winner of the race, Matthew Page, said on his blog that it was 'a massive surprise to win'.

The next Mud Runner is Oblivion on June 28 and 29 which is a 10km mud-filled obstacle race with a 5km junior race open to all aged between 5 and 16.

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