Muddy Furlong.

Discussion in 'Chat about anything non Summer Wine' started by Pearl, Jul 15, 2017.

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  1. Pearl

    Pearl Super Moderator Staff Member

    Its called the sheep dip, its a huge iron tank filled with water and other "stuff" washed off from other people.
     
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  2. RickAns

    RickAns Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info, Pearl. That is a lot of running through the mud. Sounds like you had a great time!
     
  3. dick

    dick Well-Known Member

    :39: Hope you are not serious about the sheep dip! It's a mixture of pesticide and fungicide. Could be toxic !:13:
     
  4. Pearl

    Pearl Super Moderator Staff Member

    We were the last wave so the sheep dip had been used a few hundred time, tbe only changing room is also the carpark so its best to just let it dry off. I have a dryrobe and change clothes but that doesn't wash the mud off.
     
  5. captain clutterbuck

    captain clutterbuck Well-Known Member

    I assumed you might have been able to get excess mud off at the event before climbing into your car and even have been able to change out of your gear before leaving . Many many moons ago our company organised an orienteering event at Hamsterley Forest and of course the rain was horizontal the day before and during the event we were so muddy that we just jumped into a drainage ditch near the finish which had filled with rainwater to form a natural bath just to get the mud off before using the changing area to get out of our soaking wet clothes . Despite the weather it was such a great day .
     
  6. Pearl

    Pearl Super Moderator Staff Member

    Actually it really does make your skin softer, my arms, legs and everywhere you find mud has ended up feels really nice once you're able to scrap it off, the trick is getting caked in it early on, then let it harden, it's also easier on the car if it's hardened, then when you shower it off you feel a difference.

    20024002_10213793347811231_8398192678626137987_o.jpg This what my leggins looked like this morning.
    The best thing to use is a modern day dolly tub.
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  7. captain clutterbuck

    captain clutterbuck Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of Sidari in Corfu and a few places in Spain where the locals believe that the mud has minerals which are considered good for the skin . I assume , Pearl ,that sadly this common or garden English Mud did not yield you any compensation for running through it and getting caked with it . I suppose if it did you would be back shovelling it into tubs and flogging it at a local market.
     
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  8. Pearl

    Pearl Super Moderator Staff Member

    It's called The Muddy Furlong but it's actually 30 furlongs. It's supposed to be mainly lakes and ponds with obstacles but because of our crazy temperatures it was mainly stagnant mud pits and swamps leading to very slippy obstacles but it was still fun.
     
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  9. RickAns

    RickAns Well-Known Member

    Congrats, Pearl ! :01:

    Hope the run was longer than just a single furlong. Ya look awful muddy for only 200 meters worth. ;)
    Just teasing. :28:
     
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  10. happyjack

    happyjack Well-Known Member

    I have nothing to say.:eyesroll:
     
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  11. Pearl

    Pearl Super Moderator Staff Member

    She got nettled :oops: right in the elbow :redface2:
     
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  12. Pearl

    Pearl Super Moderator Staff Member

    Definitely needed. Here's what 2 of the 3 pure white flannels looked like after shower 1. 20024116_10213785633738384_6343137689672325858_o.jpg
     
  13. happyjack

    happyjack Well-Known Member

    Didn`t she do well. Congratulations Pearl:01:
     
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  14. captain clutterbuck

    captain clutterbuck Well-Known Member

    Congratulations Pearl , well done , another star performance , looks to have been muddy so you might need washing.jpg and this shower.jpg
     
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  15. Pearl

    Pearl Super Moderator Staff Member

    Started out like this this morning. . 19983626_10213781817042969_8942827957113550751_o.jpg

    Ended up like this. 20045286_10213785648098743_2973828419682579537_o.jpg

    But earned this. 19984135_10213785622298098_1369312874486805542_o.jpg
     
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