Looking to treat yourself to a bit of exercise and a mud wrap combined into one? Look no further. There’s no need to go and spend a fortune at some poncy health farm, when you can enjoy a full body exfoliation and massage during a bout of mud wrestling at the Lowland Games. Held in Thorney, near Langport in Somerset, Mud Wrestling is the climax of the 4 day long festival, which was held from the 28th – 31st July this year.
Started in 1984, the games are more popular than ever with people coming to take part in, or just watch events such as the infamous Mud Wrestling, River Raft Race, River It’s a Knock Out, Ferret Racing and Tug of War. Entry to the knockout competition is free with 3 different classes for kids, ladies and men to enter. Each bout was judged on a best of three, with competitors having to pin their opponents shoulders to the mat to win.
Unfortunately, one lady found she couldn’t lift her shoulder back off the mat once her opponent had grappled her to the ground, (dislocation I think – I hope you’re ok?) So while there are some risks attached, you’re guaranteed to find your skin cleansed and re-mineralised, and you needn’t go anywhere near a tofu and bean salad in the process.