Pretty Muddy – Race For Life

Pretty Muddy – Race For Life hit Bellahouston park, Glasgow for the first time 3 weeks ago.  An all ladies 5k obstacle course raising funds for Cancer Research with the promise of getting very, very muddy.

I took part with group of 10 friends. Each of us challenging ourselves and happy to get down and dirty to raise money for our own individual reasons. All affected, in some way, by cancer. All of us hoping to raise as much as we could and make a difference in the fight against this awful disease.


The event was spread over 2 days with thousands of ladies taking part and races starting every 15 minutes. The course had 12 obstacles along the way including climbing ropes, tunnels and a giant inflatable slide which dumped us straight into muddy water.

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I was feeling nervous before our group started but the fun warm up helped settle any nerves.  The 5k was fun and we had such a laugh crawling through muddy tunnels and getting soaked with freezing cold water.  The best was definitely saved for last!  The giant slide straight into a muddy pool of water.  It was so much fun we had to do it twice!  Our friend who was on photography duties was waiting half way round the course underestimating how fast we would be.

I felt so proud receiving my medal, covered from head to toe in mud, knowing that we were raising money for such a great cause and we even managed it in around 35 minutes.  I’m looking forward to next years already.

Real woman wear mud!



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