It’s mud, glorious mud for 3,500 fundraisers
A PARK became a sea of pink and brown thanks to more than 3,500 women who took part in a charity challenge.
The mums, daughters, sisters and friends – many in fancy dress and tutus – took on scramble nets, climbing frames, inflatable slides and huge amounts of mud yesterday to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Two times cancer survivor Alice Roythorne from Cardiff was one of the participants in Pretty Muddy.
She said: “Pretty Muddy was brilliant fun.
“I always enjoy taking part with friends and this year was special as my daughter could join in the fun. There was a great atmosphere and the volunteers along the course did a great job.
“It was fantastic to see a sea of ladies in pink taking on the muddy obstacles for Cancer Research UK. It means a lot to me to be able to take part after beating cancer twice.”
Sophie Heath, Cancer Research UK’s Cardiff event manager, said: “Life-saving research is being funded right now thanks to the women of Cardiff running, jogging or walking at Race for Life Pretty Muddy.
“Our participants play a crucial role in helping to turn discoveries made in the lab into better treatments for patients in Cardiff and across the UK and we’d like to thank everyone who took part in the event.
“The atmosphere was electric – full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter – as thousands of like-minded ladies came together to unite in the fight against cancer.”
The charity said that every day around 52 people are diagnosed with cancer in Wales.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and marathon events which raise millions of pounds to fund research.
Cancer Research UK’s Pretty Muddy run at Blackweir, Cardiff