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Thousands of pounds raised for charity in JCB Mud Run

Cheque presented to NSPCC Credit: JCB

Hundreds of competitors have today completed the JCB Fun Run in Staffordshire, raising over £40,000 for charity.

The event, now in its second year, attracted 1,000 entrants – double last year’s field – for the five-mile endurance course, which raised cash for the NSPCC.

A runner covered in mud Credit: JCB

The JCB Mud run took place on land owned by the company near to its World Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire.

The course featured a 100ft long underground mud tunnel, cargo nets, rope swings, monkey bars and plenty of mud.

Stuck in Love - Newlyweds, Paul & Katie Kerr Credit: JCB

Stuck in the mud - the JCB run, in pictures

More than £30,000 has been raised in a mud fun run organised by JCB.

The event took place at a five-mile course featuring over 20 obstacles, near to the grounds of the firm's headquarters in Rocester in Staffordshire.

Around 500 people, including employees and members of the public, took part. The money raised will go towards the company's £1 million NSPCC appeal to support Carole House, a specialist centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Joanne McAdam (JCB Group HR Director) receives cheque from Mud runners Jono Smith, Andy Cooper & Terry Day from JCB Backhoe Credit: JCB/John Taylor Photographic
The going gets tough in the JCB Mud run Credit: JCB/John Taylor Photographic
JCB employees taking part in the Mud run Credit: JCB/John Taylor Photographic
50 shades of brown! JCB employees (LtoR) - Simon Cooper, Eliott Bradley, Rob Swift, and Jacob Smith Credit: JCB/John Taylor Photographic