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Romford Pictures: Charity fundraisers wade through filth at Mud ‘n’ Madness 2014

18:00 16 February 2014

Runners participate in the

Runners participate in the 'Mud N Madness' adventure race through a route of obstacles at Stubbers Adventure Centre.

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Filthy fundraisers leaped army-style obstacles and wallowed in mud all in aid of charity when they took part in Mud ‘n’ Madness last Saturday (February 8).

The event, at Stubbers Adventure Centre, North Ockendon, lived up to its name completely after a downpour set the mud sliding.

Director of One Step Beyond, event organisers, Adam Moffat, said: “There was a lot of mud knocking about and perhaps some people went mad from it too.”

Before the event there was 700 people registered, Adam said, but 620 people completed the course suggesting he was right.

See gallery to the right.

More than 120 of the mud runners were there in support of Saint Francis Hospice. It is hoped that their efforts have raised more than £18,000 for the charity, which cares for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Sophie Doyle, from Romford, along with her sister Emily, completed the course in aid of the charity because their Nan received care before she died last September.

Sophie said: “We will never forget the amazing staff, doctors and nurses as Saint Francis Hospice and what they did for our grandparents.”

Adam added that Heartbreak Hill was the “biggest spectacle”. The section saw contestants “swimming” through at times as the muddy water became so deep.

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