If you wake up on Boxing day morning feeling the effects of overeating from Christmas day and you live not far from Northampton, why not walk off that extra helping of Christmas pudding with a nice stroll and some muddy fun.
The Northampton club is running their annual “Wild and Woolly” charity scramble, an event that was first held way back in the 1930s. It’s an hour-long race that’s run in a beautiful grassy field but has a large ditch running through it which the riders have to cross three or four times. And those crossing become a thick, messy mess of sloppy mud where coming off is par for the course.
Last year’s winner Jack Lee will be back to defend his title and the winner from the year before and local lad Neville Bradshaw will be sliding his way around with an eye on another win.
But sadly Mr runner-up Ady Smith will not be competing as he is recovering from an accident a couple of months ago.
The track is at Blisworth in Northamptonshire, and the postcode is NN7 3DW. Practice is at 10am, and the race starts at 11am. Remember to bring your wellies and money for the charity collections as it’s all going to good causes.