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Midsummer Mudness - Farleigh's newest and muddiest event!

Wednesday 22nd February

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Midsummer Mudness is an exciting new evening event on Thursday 22nd June at Wild Forest in Brentwood, which is the home of the Nuclear Races obstacle course.

If you’ve ever wanted to try the infamous course, you will love this shorter 2km version with a variety of obstacles - including the death slide and zip wire – and plenty of mud!

It starts at 5.30pm so it’s the perfect after-work team-building event. You can also sign up with your friends and family for an unforgettable evening or take part on your own for a unique personal challenge, while raising money for Farleigh! There are a limited number of places, so don’t miss out - click here to find out more and book your place now.

A team from Berry Global’s offices in Maldon and Wales were looking for an exciting and unusual team-building activity – so they took on the longer Nuclear Races obstacle course in May 2022 and raised a fantastic £1,600 for us! Here’s what they thought of the mudness…

“It was decided a couple of years ago that we wanted to do the Nuclear Races together but we couldn’t book it because of Covid. Those of us taking part from our Maldon office felt quite strongly that we should raise money for Farleigh Hospice as it’s a local charity and everyone here will know someone who’ll benefit from Farleigh’s care at some point. We were finally able to do it in May 2022 and it was a nice bonus that this coincided with Farleigh’s 40th birthday.

The Nuclear Races in Brentwood is a 7km track of about 40 obstacles - including a death slide and zip wires – with a lot of mud and water. Our Berry'd In Mud team met there on 15 May at 8am. The weather wasn’t too bad - it didn’t rain and was quite mild. We were just thankful that it wasn’t too cold!

Some of us had done the Nuclear Races before and others were completely new to it. We all gave it a good go - it was intense and difficult in places but fun too and we loved it!

As we started, there were mixed feelings of excitement and fear as some of the obstacles looked quite big and some of us hate heights. There was mud everywhere and we had to wade through troughs of cold water that were waist-deep! We all kept together at the beginning and then a couple of the group got competitive and ran ahead, though the groups were all working together to get through the mud and over the obstacles.

It really helped that we were all there for the same reason – to raise money for Farleigh - so everyone wanted to do their best and complete the course.

When we crossed the finish line, we were well and truly shattered, but we were happy to have done it and felt a real sense of accomplishment. We were battered and bruised and we think we all ate our body weight in food when we got home before sleeping for hours!

Berry'd In Mud are really happy and proud to have raised £1,600 for Farleigh Hospice, thanks to the kind generosity of our colleagues, suppliers and customers. We’re fortunate to have the support of some really great people.

The Nuclear Races was a great team building event. It was a very long day and you do need to be quite fit to take part, but we did enjoy ourselves. We’re already planning our next Berry Global challenge – we’re thinking of paddle-boarding this time!”

Thank you to all of the Berry'd In Mud team and everyone who supported them.

If you want to take on Farleigh’s shorter Midsummer Mudness obstacle course, you can sign up now with colleagues, friends, family or on your own. Click here to find out more and book your place.