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In pictures: Mud galore at 11th annual Grim challenge

More than 4,000 people took on the Aldershot Grim off-road running race, held on army land

Grim 2013

Mud galore was encountered by those brave enough to take on one of the grimmest challenges Aldershot has to offer.

With the starting point at the Eelmore Military Driver Training Circuit, in Fleet Road, the Aldershot Grim series took racers across an off-road course on Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1.

The popular event, now in its 11th year, attracted more than 4,000 across the weekend. It is held on army land and other suitably muddy sites across the UK.

Hardy souls gathered in the morning, with almost all completing the course within two hours.

Many had dressed up for the occasion - some in fluorescent outfits and others in full fancy dress costumes. One group even dressed as an entire nativity cast, including the star.

"We've had to break the ice on the water in previous years, but this year we didn't have to," said event manager Tony Barden. "But the water was still cold.

"People have fun, they enjoy it and they don't take it seriously."


For more on this story, see this week’s News & Mail , out on Thursday December 5.



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