L to R: Jake Sarginson and Ryan Thomas negotiating their way over the car in the 1.5km event.

A Muddy Good Run


Around 1800 people took part in the Muddy Good Run at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on Sunday, April 8th.

The event saw hundreds of people sliding under and over cars, slipping down mud slides and crawling through mud pits.

Amongst the participants attending the event were a  group of locals including George Evans, Angus Marsh and Todd Thomas who entered in the Teams 5km section of the run.

In this section each team member had to complete the full five kilometre course. They were timed individually and then their combined total was used as the final time.

Angus, Todd and George put in  an outstanding effort coming in at second place in the open male team section and fourth overall out of seventy-six teams competing in all categories.

Many other local youngsters also participated with more than 1000, aged four to thirteen, taking part in the 1.5 kilometre children’s race.

“They loved it, it’s just unbelievable. There’s was a smile on every face,” the organisers said.

“It’s what everyone wants – it brings out the big kid in everyone. Kids love it, adults love it.”

Adult participants had the option of doing one or two laps of the five kilometre course.

The organisers will be holding this event again on September 30th in Rangiora, giving everyone another chance to get wet and muddy!