5k The length of muddy charity track
ADARING duo are planning on getting pretty muddy in their fight against cancer.
Alison Wallace and Sheila McKenna will take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life challenge at Heaton Park.
The women will be taking part in the Pretty Muddy event – a womenonly, mud-filled 5k obstacle course.
This is the first time the event is being held in Greater Manchester and the two Oldham women have signed up in memory of their dads.
Mum-of-one Alison, 48, of Delph, lost her dad Mike McTear to cancer of the bowel and liver in September 2012 just weeks after he was diagnosed.
She said: “Losing my dad was a complete and utter blow. We went from thinking that there wasn’t much wrong with him, to then learning he was terminally ill.
“All his life my dad was fit and well and was working part-time right up until his diagnosis. We had a very special bond with my dad. He was a lovely, lovely man and we feel privileged that we could all pitch in and care for him during his final days.”
Her friend Sheila, 58, from Lees, also lost her father, William Wharfe, to bowel cancer in 2000.
The Pretty Muddy event will take place at Heaton Park on Saturday, July 11.
The normal Race for Life 5k and 10k events will take place the next day.
Jane Bullock, Cancer Research UK’s north west spokeswoman, said: “We’re so grateful to Alison and Sheila for their support and we hope that local women will be inspired by their courage and sign up for their Pretty Muddy event today.”
To enter any of the events visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.
Alison Wallace is taking part in a Pretty Muddy event in July