This weekend our Online Marketing Director Sadie Sherran has competed in another Race for Life, this time completing the Pretty Muddy 5k obstacle course at Tatton Park.
After completing the 10k last year Sadie decided to try a different challenge and go for the Pretty Muddy obstacle course. The course was at Tatton Park, Knutsford, local to the Falkon Digital HQ.
Although Sadie is a fitness enthusiast and regularly runs 5k she found the course very difficult as it had a rough terrain and lots of inclines. She admits a few times she was glad of the obstacle courses to give her an excuse to catch her breath.
The sun shined for the event and although it was a beautiful day, it was not ideal for running in, although the Pretty Muddy volunteers were on hand to squirt water at all the competitors and Sadie even got squirted in the face as she came down the slide into a pool of mud. I don’t think she was as amused as we were watching.
The obstacles were a mixture of climbing, crawling, jumping and sliding, as a mother of 2 young children Sadie felt her training in various play centres this year had certainly helped her complete the course.
Race for life, Pretty Muddy
The Race for life events are all in aid of raising money and awareness for Cancer research, although it is a fun event for women it has a serious message and the girls get plenty of support from their families. The event encourages participants to dedicate the run to friends or family touched by cancer, we saw lots of dedications to ‘Mum’, ‘Dad, the Nurses who help and many other poignant messages.
Although Sadie has lost a few people this year from cancer she decided to dedicate her run to an inspirational father who is battling cancer for the second time whilst being there for his family of five boys and partner Becky. Sadie dedicated her run to Tony Bradbury who is an inspiration fighting cancer again. Keep fighting Tony!
It is good for people to be able to do something to feel they are helping beat cancer and all the women who participated raised thousands just from this one event. Events are held all over the UK over the next few months, from 5k to 10k runs and of course the pretty muddy obstacle events.
Although the pretty muddy challenge was fun, it was what it says on the tin – Pretty Muddy! The photos don’t really do it justice but Sadie was covered in mud and nearly had to run home as Luke didn’t want to let her in the car.