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Playing in the mud can be a challenge - 7 months ago, 10 Aug 18:08

Magunga Williams

There are some games that were invented simply because grown-ups miss their childhood.

We woke up at 5am one Saturday morning, huddled into a bus and went to a farm in Njoro, in Kenya’s Rift Valley, to play in the mud.

A few days before, Munyaka Njiru of Bucketlist Adventures had called me suggesting that I take part in the Mud Run.

“What is it about?” I asked, laughing.

“It is a challenge in which teams compete by completing tasks over an eight kilometre muddy course,” he said.

It had rained the night before the run, much to the delight of everyone except me. The rain meant that the already muddy terrain was muddier, and the already cold weather of Njoro was reaching of refrigerator temperatures.

When we got there, we split into teams of three, four and five.

The Mud Run is not just a run. All of the 175 teams were timed ...
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