A record field of more than 2,850 entrants ensured this year’s JCB Mud Run was the most successful ever – delivering a boost of more than £55,000 for the NSPCC’s work with children in Staffordshire.
The event – now in its 4th year – has gone from strength to strength since it was first staged in 2012, when 500 people entered. Today’s record field attracted entrants from afar afield as Ireland, Norfolk, Devon, Essex, Yorkshire and Surrey and they slithered and clambered over more than 35 obstacles on land near JCB’s World Headquarters at Rocester watched by 5,000 spectators.
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Posted by The JCB Mud Run on Saturday, 27 June 2015
The JCB Mud Run raised a staggering £55,018 for the NSPCC and a cheque for the amount was handed over during the event by George Bamford, son of JCB Chairman Lord Bamford. It means JCB’s Mud Runs have raised an impressive £175,000 for the NSPCC since they started.
George Bamford, who was competing in his third JCB Mud Run, said: “This is a fantastic event which just gets better every year. The support and camaraderie as you go around the course is amazing. I’d like to say a big thank you to every single person who has taken part. Their support of the JCB Mud Run will make a fantastic difference to the lives of so many children right here in Staffordshire.”