6 May

Muddy In Mauchline

Bat girlsA dazzling array of superheroes descended on Catrine House in Mauchline for the Hansel 5K Mud Run on Saturday (30 April). The event was such a success that Hansel is organising a Spooky Walk in the same location on Friday 28 October.

From Iron Man to Danger Mouse, athletes in a variety of eye-catching costumes proved their mettle on the new course. Even the unseasonably cold weather could not dampen the spirits of the intrepid athletes who scaled walls, swung across monkey bars, waded through freezing water-filled ditches and ran across muddy fields in aid of the charity.

Tammy Robinson from organisers Hansel said: “It was just an amazing day and people went to so much trouble with their costumes. It was a double first for us – the first themed mud run and the first 5k on the new course at Catrine House.

“We had a huge range of people of different ages, from an eight-year-old boy upwards, and all different levels of fitness. We were a bit worried there wouldn’t be enough mud as there wasn’t much rain in the run up to the event but actually it was perfect – people were able to do the course properly without being absolutely covered in mud, but still have lots of fun.

“I would like to thank everyone who entered, their sponsors, Scottish Assaultt courses, the team at Catrine House and of course our fabulous DJ Robert McLaughlin who made everyone laugh during the warm up.”

Hansel is a leading social care provider, based in Symington, offering a range of services to people living with learning difficulties.   

For further information visit the Hansel website.