Heathfield ladies get Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research

The Heathfield ladies team
The Heathfield ladies team

A group of Heathfield ladies recently raised £700 for Cancer Research after taking part in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy.

22 members of the Heathfield Road Runners Club took on the 5k obstacle course held in the scenic but muddy grounds of Mote Park in Maidstone on Saturday, July 11.

The event, which was organised by club regular Michelle Spates, was created as a women-only event where they can let their hair down and have fun, all whilst raising funds for Cancer Research.

An incredible 8,000 women took part in the Pretty Muddy Maidstone event over the weekend of 11 and 12 July together hoping to raise £500,000.

Every hour, more than five people are diagnosed with cancer in the South East but with research, survival rates have doubled since the 1970s – and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Nell Barrie, Cancer Research UK’s senior science communication manager, said, “We want to see people with every type of cancer, including those that are hard to treat, get the same chances of living a long life. The progress made during the past 40 years shows we are moving in the right direction. That’s why we need everyone who took part in Race for Life to make every step count by supporting our doctors, nurses and scientists so they can take strides forward in the fight against this devastating disease.”