Lo! I worship Mother Mud.
January 7, 2005 10:50 AM   Subscribe

Rule 11: All competitors must wear footwear, which should be taped to your feet. [RealPlayer video via Reuters] But it appears that pants are optional at the 2005 Maldon Mud Race. A crowd of 7,000 watched 180 brave souls raise money for charity: some ran, some hitched a ride, some crawled and many fell by the wayside, alas.
posted by naomi (3 comments total)
Those crazy brits. I'm surprised no one was trampled to death in the mud. Nice link.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 11:19 AM on January 7, 2005

I used to watch the Mud Bay Races in Olympia about ten years ago, same sort of thing. The danger was that if you opted to go clothesless and then wound up slipping, there were mussels and other shells that could slice the living crap out of you. Man was it fun to watch though, nice post.
posted by jessamyn at 12:14 PM on January 7, 2005

You had me worried there: I saw the link to 'thisisessex.co.uk', read the 'pants are optional' line and expected to see people with no pants on. Pants (UK) == Underpants (USA). I prefer the term 'undercrackers'.
posted by TheDonF at 1:13 PM on January 7, 2005

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