Runners take command of bogs
MORE than 130 runners got caked in mud after taking part in a charity obstacle course.
The inaugural Bog Commander Mud Run and Obstacle Course Race was held at Heathylee House Farm in Hollinsclough to raise funds for the Flash and Longnor Community First Responder team.
The course is 6km long, and participants were give the opportunity to run around just once, twice or a gruelling three times.
And the eventual winner of the 18km competitive event was Neil Pettie, from the Goyt Valley, who completed the course in a blistering 2 hours, one minute and 59 seconds. A team from Macclesfield firm Lafarge Tarmac also completed in the event to raise money for Cancer Research, managing to raise more than £700 in sponsorship.
Farm owner Roy Critchlow said: “I was amazed at the feedback we received from those taking part.
“The harder and tougher the run, the more they loved it, and runners came from as far afield as Liverpool and London to take part event though the weather was horrendous on the Saturday.”
● A team from Macclesfield firm Lafarge Tarmac ompleted in Bog Commander