Kelly Cooper, Office Administrator for Mila Maintenance had one aim on her mind when she recently took part in Cancer Research UK’s ‘Pretty Muddy’ 5k race, to raise money for charity whilst getting as dirty as possible.
Kelly and friend, Suzanne took 1 hours and 5 minutes to complete the muddy obstacle course in Thornes Park, Wakefield on Saturday 13th May, after training for a number of months to get fit for the gruelling event.
The pair took to the course, which hosted a variety of obstacles including; an up and over climb – up a large netted A frame structure, wading through a pit of mud, crawling on their hands and knees through muddy tunnels and navigating a huge spider web of ropes.
Kelly commented on her achievement: “I have always wanted to take part previously in the Race for Life event, so when the opportunity came up this year to do something a little different other than running 5K, I jumped at the chance.”
“I’ve lost several close friends and family to Cancer and wanted to do something. It felt good to help raise money for something which could help the families and the people suffering with cancer. The event was extremely challenging, but gave me a great sense of achievement and proud to have completed the course.”
Kelly raised £180 competing in the event – anyone wishing to donate further towards her efforts can get in touch with Kelly by calling 01327 707354.