Women get pretty muddy for charity

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THERE was plenty of girl power today – and lots and lots of mud.

Hundreds of women of all ages were put through their paces on a 5K muddy obstacle course on Southsea Common.

They all started in pink – many donning shower caps.

But by the end, after hurtling down a slide in a pool of mud, every woman was caked in mud.

The fun event, called Pretty Muddy, was a twist on Cancer Research’s Race for Life and aims to raise thousands to help find a cure for cancer.

Women warmed up with an aerobics routine, with uplifting music playing in the background such as Michael Jackson’s Beat It.

Taking part in the race were Sian Glynn and her daughter Grace Glynn-Fish.

Sian, from Waterlooville, said: ‘It was really good fun. It was hard work!

‘The mud was worse than what I thought it was going to be.

‘It was cold, it was wet, it was thick, it was really good fun. I would really recommend it and it’s for a good cause.’