Eastnor Mud Bath

Mud, Glorious Mud!

Things will get pretty dirty at April's Mud Bath events...

Mud, glorious mud is the mantra at the Eastnor Mud Bath events which are set to take place in their Gloucestershire home on 28 April this year. The events incorporate a variety of distances but one thing they all have in common is that three letter word that starts with 'm'.

The venue is Eastnor Castle which is the home of the Land Rover test centre, over 60 miles of trails wind through the deer park and woodland, which put the vehicles and drivers through the toughest of paces. These man made trenches and troughs exaggerate the natural terrain to give a year round muddy experience, maintained with additional water, these mud pits will be just as lovely in the summer as they would be in the winter!

Organisers say: "We make the most of the terrain as it lies, picking the muddiest trails the estate has to offer. There will be a few natural obstacles, fallen trees to navigate, gullies to cross and of course, lots of mud to roll in! Between the mud, there are some good hills, but like all our events, everyone is always most welcome to come and take part."

There is a 3K Mini Mud Bath, mainly aimed for little runners alongside a 5K and 10K all of which seek out the muddiest trails and water filled troughs, covered in mud. Organisers continue: "We start you at the top of the hill and then run you down to the bottom but you can expect a few undulations on the way. All our courses are very comprehensively marked and well marshalled so you can relax and enjoy your run."

There are on site toilets, coffee vans and caterers at the venue as well as a bag drop and changing tent. Spectators, including dogs, are very welcome and the best place to spectate is near the finish area where there are some good water features!

If you'd like to know more, visit the Relish Running website.

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