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!
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.
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.
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