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Pretty Muddy Pink Army 5k

Monday, July 18, 2016

I have put on weight in the last year after being diagnosed with a life long medical condition but I thought that I would give the pretty muddy challenge a go as I have previously done the Race 4 Life 5k. I thought I'd share my experience with you:

The warm up was pretty easy (5 mins!) and within 10 yards I saw why it was called the pretty muddy challenge! It's a women only 'race' with obstacles so the first half km went fine and then the obstacles appeared- well I'm only 5ft 2in tall and the first obstacle was higher than my legs are long- I felt like a tellytubby rolling onto the obstacle, the men who 'manned' the obstacles were 'armed' with water guns and buckets of muddy water- well they seemed to want to punish me for being the last and the true motivation for me was that I was soaked by the time I got through the bloody inflatable thing!

The 2nd obstacle was like a giant 'cats cradle' which I managed to tangle myself in, the next few obstacles passed in a blur until the water covered slide. OMG! I thought I had escaped with only my back and backside covered in mud (face down on the obstacles to get over them) the slide was terrifying! I slid down that bugger and almost landed on my friends shoulders! She slid right off the end and I had to use my arms as brakes!

Although the time was slow we raised £245 for cancer research between us both, we were both exhausted and pushed ourselves to the limit, this time last year it would've been an easy course for me but not now however I had the best time ever!! I would recommend those who can to take part, the atmosphere was amazing and the support for the 'runners' was just awesome
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