It’s like running a 10km race, but, with the added bonus of ankle deep mud.
Trying to avoid the deep bits is virtually impossible without going off course.
However, there must be a training benefit to running flat out over this type of terrain. Must be better that running a road 10km.
And finally, it helps the running club. I was taking part in a North Wales Cross Country League. Eryri Harriers are the reigning Division One champions. Even at my slow pace it helps the club with points.
Next race is in three weeks, no doubt there will be more mud involved, unless it freezes