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FRP 5k Nuclear Mud Run Race

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On a (very) warm Wednesday afternoon, Simon Green, Peter Allen and I took part in FRP Advisory’s 5k Nuclear Mud Run.

For those who do not know what is involved with the Mud Run, it’s certainly not for the faint hearted. Along the 5k route there are various obstacles to get over, ropes to climb, hills to conquer and muddy lakes to swim through.

We made our way to the start line and took part in the warm up, which exhausted some of us before we had even started. It is fair to say that Simon was keen to do well in the race, so put in a half-hearted warm up to preserve energy.

Once we set off, team ‘Birkett Longshots’ raced to the front and we found ourselves in 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the first obstacle. As the race progressed, Simon shot off at a rapid pace with Peter close behind.

All three of us went for it and tackled each obstacle. Simon certainly did well and finished 1st out of 76 participants in a very good time of 38 and a half minutes. His nearest competitor was some 2 and a half minutes behind him and he was rewarded with a large bottle of champagne.

Peter finished in a very respectable 5th position and I finished 13th. Needless to say they reminded me quite consistently that they had beaten me to the finish line. Unfortunately, we were pipped to the post and had to settle for 2nd place overall.

I’m sure that we will come back again next year and take 1st place. 

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