Run­ners take com­mand of bogs

Macclesfield Express - - GARRY THE HAT WHAT’S ON -

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.”

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● A team from Mac­cles­field firm La­farge Tar­mac om­pleted in Bog Com­man­der

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