Race for life 2016

A couple of weeks ago I took part in Cancer Research Race for Life with two of my friends. We chose to do the Pretty Muddy course rather than the regular run, I’m not a runner but I thought the Pretty Muddy looked like a fun alternative and a great way of raising money for a great cause. We went to Tatton Park in Knutsford which is a stunning area to do the course. As an ambassador for Geronimo festival and Roald Dahl at Tatton, I have been a few times recently but that still didn’t stop us getting lost on the way, having missing our junction!

Race for life 2016

When we eventually arrived, the car parks had been separated for the Race for Life participants and the Tatton Park visitors which I thought was a fab idea, it reduced any congestion that may have been caused and kept the event organised. From getting out of the car we could see were we needed to go easily and joined in our group for warm up exercises. Once these were finished we got ready at the start line and away we went. 

Race for life 2016

The best part about this event was you didn’t feel any pressure, you could go at your own pace whether that was to run or walk. We had compromised at the beginning that I would fast walk although at times I did have a little run. The weather throughout was truly British, pouring down at times and sunny at others. The rain did feel amazing though when I was running and I found it very refreshing and energising.

Race for life 2016

The 5K course consisted of beautiful countryside and of course muddy obstacles such as climbing over durdles, scrambling under nets through a mud pit and scaling an A-frame. My favourites were scrabbling under nets through the mud and the space hopper section. The only downside to the course was the queuing to get onto the obstacles but I will definitely be doing it again next year, we will just make sure we book onto the first group of the day x

Race for life 2016

 

 

24 Comments

24 Comments on Race For Life 2016

  1. fashion-mommy
    July 4, 2016 at 9:05 am (2 years ago)

    Well done for completing the race for life, it looks like you had a lot of fun for a very good cause.

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  2. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    July 4, 2016 at 9:26 am (2 years ago)

    I did Race For Life last year and it was one of the best things I have done. It really was an emotional day.

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  3. Kelly
    July 4, 2016 at 11:16 am (2 years ago)

    Well done! I’ve never done the Race for Life before because I live in London and those photos of all the massive crowds in Hyde Park kind of make me nervous, but it looks like it was less busy where you were and really fun!

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  4. Rhian Westbury
    July 4, 2016 at 3:43 pm (2 years ago)

    I really wanted to do the event this year but I couldn’t make any of the pretty muddy events near me. Well done for completing it x

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  5. Sarah Bailey
    July 4, 2016 at 5:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Well done you what a great achievement and a wonderful cause 🙂 x

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  6. Sarah
    July 4, 2016 at 6:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Well done you!
    I have completed Race For Life a few times in the past.
    I’d really love to do it again

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  7. Erin
    July 4, 2016 at 7:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I love Tatton park, it’s so beautiful! well done you – what a fabulous cause!

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  8. Jess
    July 4, 2016 at 7:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Well done you, this looks like so much fun and of course all for a good cause! <3

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  9. Ana De- Jesus
    July 4, 2016 at 8:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Aw well done for running the Race For Life and running to support those with cancer. Cancer has affected most of us at some point and its good to raise money.

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  10. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    July 4, 2016 at 10:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow well done you for taking part in the race, it’s a great cause.

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  11. Liz Mays
    July 4, 2016 at 10:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow, what an accomplishment! It’s nice that the rain helped keep you cool. Those obstacles sound challenging.

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  12. Elizabeth
    July 5, 2016 at 6:19 am (2 years ago)

    What a super sounding event! It all looks like you had a fantastic time too. 🙂

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  13. Denisa
    July 5, 2016 at 6:23 am (2 years ago)

    OMG this race was so much fun, you had a blast haven’t you ? reading your post and I miss my running days so bad

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  14. Rachel
    July 5, 2016 at 9:02 am (2 years ago)

    Really well done honey, lots of my friends have done it this year too, such a great cause x

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  15. Hannah
    July 5, 2016 at 1:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Well done!! I have been wanting to do the race for life for years – I really need to do it x

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  16. Jessica
    July 5, 2016 at 1:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I had my run last year and I am missing it. This is such a fun event and of course, thinking that it it for a great cause. Well done, girl!

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  17. WhatLauraLoves
    July 5, 2016 at 10:49 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks like so much fun and all for a very worthy cause xxx

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  18. Tanya Brannan
    July 6, 2016 at 9:25 am (2 years ago)

    Wow! You look like you had an absolutely fabulous time, and what a great way to raise much needed funds. Well done on your achievement x

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  19. Anosa
    July 6, 2016 at 10:27 am (2 years ago)

    Looks you had a lot of fun doing something for a worthy cause and congrats for finishing the race

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  20. Stephen
    July 6, 2016 at 1:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Really well done for completing it and for such a great cause.

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  21. RachelSwirl
    July 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks like had fantastic fun and all for a great cause, well done you!

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  22. Northern Crumble
    July 7, 2016 at 12:34 pm (2 years ago)

    That Pretty Muddy event looks great fun and also raising money for a great cause! Go you

    Reply

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