Mud, glorious mud for Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners in the High Roding Trail

Luca Predebon and Richard Hynes of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners at the seven-mile point of the High Roding Trail Run,

Luca Predebon and Richard Hynes of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners at the seven-mile point of the High Roding Trail Run, - Credit: Archant

Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners went from the fun of the virtual London Marathon to the fun of muddy fields in the space of a week.

Angela Thorpe, Louise Garrett and Szabina Nemeth of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners cross the ploughed field during the High...

Angela Thorpe, Louise Garrett and Szabina Nemeth of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners cross the ploughed field during the High Roding Trail Run, - Credit: Archant

They held the High Roding Trail, an eight-mile race from The Black Lion in High Roding on Sunday.

Runners had to contend with crossing a deeply-ploughed field as well as navigating through a herd of cows with calves along a route that took them to Pharicee Green, Baconend Green and Great Canfield.

Declan Evans was the fastest in a time of one hour seven minutes 10 seconds.

He finished ahead of Alan Fullerton and Gerard Geurts (1:24:42) with the rest of the field being led by Richard Hynes and Luca Predebon.

They clocked 1:30:24 with Colin Jackson home in 1:32:43 and Lee Prowse 1:37:36.

Jackie Adams and Glenda Jackson finished in 2:06:09 and they were followed in by Louise Garrett, Szabina Nemeth and Angela Thorpe in a time of 2:23:01.