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Norse Challenge: Cancelled event a 'nightmare'

30 July 2013 Last updated at 14:41 BST

Hundreds of athletes were left "annoyed" after a 10km (6.2 mile) challenge in Northumberland was cancelled a few hours before the event.

The first Norse Challenge at Druridge Bay would have involved battling through mud, the North Sea, under barbed wire, and down a giant mud slide, but was cancelled because of safety concerns due to heavy rain.

However, one athlete said what should have been a fun day had been an "absolute nightmare".

Organisers said they "recognised" there were "other issues" that needed to be looked into.