Competitors man up in the mud

Western Telegraph: STACKED AGAINST THEM: The competitors attempt to climb the hay bales 









 (3152808) STACKED AGAINST THEM: The competitors attempt to climb the hay bales (3152808)

SATURDAY, December 14 saw the inaugural ‘Man-up in the Mud’ event in St Davids.

Held on the coastal farm land of Celtic Camping and Caerhys in Berea, the race was a five mile long cross country run, with a mixture of natural and man-made obstacles, which included water tunnels, a cargo net, skips of mud, ponds and many more.

They were designed to get the competitors as wet, muddy and physically exhausted as possible, whilst ensuring they had a good time.

Organiser Fintan Godkin said: “The morning of the event was a bit of a worry as the weather promised that at the start of the race it would be 50mph gusts, a wind chill factor of 5 degrees and torrential rain. However even with that promised, more than 50 brave souls turned up and were rewarded by the rain holding off and near perfect conditions.”

Among the entrants was a group of Ysgol Dewi Sant students and teachers who were raising money for their school trip to Dubai.

Fintan added: “We were very pleased with the day, which was down to the great attitude of the competitors, the excellent marshals from Ysgol Dewi Sant and St David's RFC, with members of Porthmarw SLSC covering the water safety, and of course the faultless and generous assistance from Ian Griffiths of Celtic Camping and Bunkhouse accommodation, Gerald Miles of Caerhys Farm, and for Graham Rees for allowing us to use his land as well.”

It is hoped the event will run again in May. Visit www.man-upuk.com/ for further details

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