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Can you master the mud?


A challenging mud obstacle race supporting two local charities is coming to Weston-super-Mare in April.

Organised by Weston Lions, the aptly named Mud Master will be held at Puxton Park on Sunday 3 April. 

It’s the first time an event of this kind has taken place in the town and the organisers are pleased to announce Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) will benefit from the proceeds.

Lions spokesman, Eric Tones, said: “Mud Master Race will be a fun day out whether you are entering as a team, individual or even spectating, it can be enjoyed by all the family. We’ve seen many sign-ups already and hope it will become an annual event attracting people from across North Somerset and beyond.”

The shortest route available on the course, and perhaps the best introduction to an obstacle race, is the 5k Challenge. Participants will find themselves crawling, ducking, climbing and hurdling through this course as there will be tyres, tunnels, and mountains to conquer.

For those looking for more of a challenge, there is the 10k Endurance option. You’ll begin by taking on the 5k Challenge followed by a cross country run with some rope-balancing and log lumbering thrown in. 

If you’re still looking to go the extra mile (or 6!) why not take on the 20k Ultimate? This route is not for the faint hearted. You’ll manoeuvre through the mud, test your agility over the ‘A’ frame, show your flexibility as you navigate through the web of ropes and demonstrate your stamina as you run through fields and marshes. 

“We would urge everyone to sign up now whilst our early bird offer is on. There are also fantastic discounts for teams that enter, so why not encourage your colleagues or friends to take part with you?” added Eric.

All proceeds from the event will directly benefit two local charities. 

CHSW, which has a hospice nearby in Wraxall called Charlton Farm, cares for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. It provides respite, palliative, end-of-life and bereavement care either at the hospice or in families’ own homes.

GWAAC provides emergency care to people who are in a critical condition. It treats people at the scene, on the road and in the air, providing complex interventions to stablise and treat patients and give them the best chance of a positive outcome. 

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