There was mud, sweat and tears when around 500 people competed in one of the UK’s most gruelling events at Brockholes Nature Reserve.
The first Lancashire No Ego Challenge was held at the beauty spot in Preston on Saturday.
Businessman Brian Lee developed the series of gruelling 10k ‘mud, beach and urban’ obstacle runs.
The challenges are not for the faint-hearted and test competitors’ stamina, strength and agility.
Previous races had taken place in Cumbria, but No Ego has now expanded into Lancashire with the help of Brockholes and the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.
Lisa Coates, marketing executive for No Ego Challenge, said: “I was there on the day, running about taking photos. We had about 500 people take part.
“Looking on the Facebook page my phone was going crazy all weekend, with people posting lots of pictures. The feedback has been brilliant.
“I think it has been so positive, we’re definitely looking at doing one again next year.”
The event saw participants overcome 25 gruelling obstacles, including The Mangle, Tunnel of Mud and Getting Tyred. Where No Ego Mud Challenges are different is that although there is a competitive edge, they are simply about trying to complete the race and cross the finish line, rather than ‘winning’.