Thrills and spills at Mid Summer Mudness in Bellurgan Park

THE Mid-Summer Mudness Run took place for the third year in the beautiful grounds of Bellurgan Park Estate on Saturday morning last.

THE Mid-Summer Mudness Run took place for the third year in the beautiful grounds of Bellurgan Park Estate on Saturday morning last.

After the heavy midweek rain, the course - approximately 5k of running/scrambling and general wallowing around the estate through forest, swamp lakes, mud holes and under cargo nets – proved to be as challenging as ever.

The challenges the participants faced were an uplifting experience and it was a joy to watch them getting ‘stuck in’! Screams of fear, delight and shock were heard from participants throughout the course under the watchful eye of fellow competitors, friends and race marshals as they finished the two lap course having a ball in doing so. An excellent day out was had by both participants and spectators alike and after the thrills and spills, all enjoyed post event food in the wooden structure on the estate. Once again the event supported ‘The Birches’ Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre in Dundalk. Well done to all who completed this year’s Challenge and many thanks to the Red Cross, Bellurgan Park Estate and all the volunteers who made the day so enjoyable for all.

Male results - 1st: Oskars Strazdins; 2nd:  Martins Karaseus; 3rd: Andis Sars. Female results - 1st: Kim Lynch; 2nd: Orla Kirby; 3rd: Linda Callaghan.