There is only a month to go until the Maldon Mud Race.

Three hundred people have applied for the internationally renowned quirky spectacle, including competitors from Germany, France and Italy.

It will be held on the banks of the River Blackwater on May 25 and starts with a traditional fair at Promenade Park from 10.30am.

There will also be a duck race, fancy dress competition for competitors and stalls before the race starts at 3.30pm.

To get involved, contact Brian on 07939255169 or visit