Wacky runners muck in for charity

Newtownabbey men Ricky Williams, Drew Montgomery, Ian Russell and Chris Bell celebrate along with United Biscuits representative Andrew Baxter (centre), after they completed the McVitie's Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness race.
Newtownabbey men Ricky Williams, Drew Montgomery, Ian Russell and Chris Bell celebrate along with United Biscuits representative Andrew Baxter (centre), after they completed the McVitie's Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness race.
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COMPETITORS from Newtownabbey joined thousands of people from across Northern Ireland and beyond to get down and dirty for charity at the annual McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness race in Portadown recently.

Professional athletes, casual joggers and people who are just a bit bonkers all took part in the muddy off-road challenge which saw competitors battle their way across four and half miles of bogs, ponds, under cargo nets, through foxholes and over tyre pits all in aid of charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Competitors came from across Ireland and further afield to join in the madness and raise over £10,000 for the charity.

Organiser Johnny Davis was delighted that this year’s event saw a record number of people taking part.

“This year’s official charity partner was Marie Curie Cancer Care and we’ve raised a lot of money for the charity which will go a long way to helping them provide care for cancer patients across Northern Ireland,” he said.