Apr 6 2012 by Lizzie Smith, Kilmarnock Standard
MORE than 100 runners got down and dirty in a muddy race at Craufurdland Estate near Fenwick.
The Mudrunner Equinox 10k, the first of its kind to be held in Scotland, was a huge success.
Competitors ran and crawled through muddy fields and woods, streams and swamps with a Channel Four crew filming all the action.
The Craufurdland Castle is to feature on TV show ‘Country House Rescue’ later this year.
Matthew Stevenson, of Aberdeen, won the race in a time of 55.25. Kilmarnock Harriers Stewart Ferguson and Alasdair Murray finished second and third respectively.
Fenwick’s Susan Ballantyne was the fastest female clocking 1.07.21.
Brothers Alex and Simon Houison Craufurd, who own the estate, also took part. Keen cyclist and triathlete Alex came fifth with Simon finishing in 31st place.
Simon said: “A great day was had by all.
“The competitors seemed to relish the dirt and even found fun in cleaning up with the cold hoses at the front of the castle.”
A ‘Muddy Mile’ was also held on the same day to raise cash for Sports Relief.
The next Mud Run event at Craufurdland is scheduled for September.