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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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Muddy reviews: Mud Kids

Mud Kids recently hosted its obstacle course race near Dorking, and Muddy was right there getting, er, muddy

Nothing I like to see more on Muddy than a story about mud! The Mud Kids obstacle race was held near Dorking on Sunday, and Muddy’s Tracy Wells was there with her family.

The Mud Kids race is a 2.5km obstacle course designed for kids who want to run. It’s held on a farm in beautiful countryside surrounded by the Surrey Hills just outside Dorking.

Racing went from 9am until 12pm and you could complete it as many times as wanted within those times. We ran it twice and it was the most brilliant fun. It’s hard to know who enjoyed it most – the kids or the grown-ups!

The route took us through the fields, wading through streams and crossing muddy trenches interspersed with obstacles. There were piles of tyres, stacks of hay bales, climbing walls, army netting and a water slide (which I swerved but the kids cheekily did four times!)

It was a great atmosphere and a there were wide range of ages. The organisers say it’s for ages 4-14 and I reckon it would definitely appeal to that full age range. My youngest, who is 5, absolutely loved it and could do everything that his nine year old sister could do. And all the adults were having a whale of a time too. It was just lots of people running around laughing!

Everyone was given a medal at the end and there are professional photographers there taking family photos which you can buy as a nice momento.

We all ended up wet and muddy – especially the kids who ‘accidentally’ fell over lots of times to get extra muddy! luckily we had great weather and the organisers had advised us to bring a change of clothes and a bin bag!

There was also a couple of food vans there selling crepes, sandwiches and bacon rolls, and a few people were picnicking so it all made for a great morning out.

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