Suffolk Whole Hog 2017 smashes records with 1,700 people braving mud and rivers for EACH

Wendy Parratt taking on The Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Wendy Parratt taking on The Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture: NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant

Record crowds crawled under cargo nets, climbed up banks and waded through rivers to collect cash for charity at an annual Suffolk race.

A runner takes on The Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture: NIGE BROWN

A runner takes on The Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture: NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant

Now in its 11th year, 1,700 participants took on the Suffolk Whole Hog hosted on Sunday which saw runners complete a five-mile course in Wantisden near Woodbridge.

The more challenging Boss Hog saw fundraisers endure a gruelling eight mile race.

The Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture: NIGE BROWN

The Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture: NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant

Raising money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), the event’s nominated charity for 2017, race director Ian Bliss said it was the biggest and best contest they have ever hosted.

“We had beautiful weather and we have had lots of positive feedback about how good the obstacles were,” Mr Bliss added.

The Suffolk Whole Hog saw participants get very muddy. Picture:NIGE BROWN

The Suffolk Whole Hog saw participants get very muddy. Picture:NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant


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“It is easily our biggest race yet, there were 1,700 people so a record number.”

Tunnels, slides, jumps, swings and monkey bars blocked participants’ paths as they pushed their way through mud and water.

Runners taking on The Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Runners taking on The Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture: NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant

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017 NB The Suffolk Whole Hog.Picture:NIGE BROWN. . - Credit: Archant

Crossing a stream during The Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture:NIGE BROWN

Crossing a stream during The Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture:NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant

A clean start at the 2017 Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture: NIGE BROWN

A clean start at the 2017 Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture: NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant

Team Fairfield at The Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Team Fairfield at The Suffolk Whole Hog. Picture: NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant

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