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PUBLISHED: 07:23 24 June 2018 | UPDATED: 07:23 24 June 2018

A competitor tumbles on the exit of the down and dirty obstacle during the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
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A competitor tumbles on the exit of the down and dirty obstacle during the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

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More than 2,000 intrepid women and children braved a daring obstacle course in Suffolk to raise money for vital cancer research.

Action from the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K event, held at Trinity Park Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comAction from the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K event, held at Trinity Park Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

The Pretty Muddy grubby challenge was held at Trinity Park near Ipswich yesterday as part Cancer Research UK’s much-loved Race for Life series.

For the first time ever the charity hosted a children’s edition, as well as its well established women-only event.

In total, 640 under 12s took on Pretty Muddy Kids, which involved scramble nets, space hoppers, mud chutes and muddy pools.

The adult version attracted 1,540 fearless females.

Hundreds of women took on the grubby challenge Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comHundreds of women took on the grubby challenge Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

The two races raised £117,500 for Cancer Research UK.

Today, hundreds of women will attempt either a 5k or 10k run at Trinity Park.

The Race for Life weekend in Suffolk is expected to bring in a grand total of £178,000 for the worthy cause.

Rescue dog Eva came from Shropshire to support the Ambrose family, in the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comRescue dog Eva came from Shropshire to support the Ambrose family, in the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Ryan Amrose with his family dog Eva, at the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comRyan Amrose with his family dog Eva, at the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

The event raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comThe event raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Frankie Roberts after taking part in the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K event at Trinity Park Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comFrankie Roberts after taking part in the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K event at Trinity Park Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Action from the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comAction from the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

The event was held under the warm sunshine Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comThe event was held under the warm sunshine Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Competitors in the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comCompetitors in the Ipswich Pretty Muddy 5K event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Friends Elspeth Pendell and Eva Chivers, (both 12) at the end of the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comFriends Elspeth Pendell and Eva Chivers, (both 12) at the end of the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Action from the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comAction from the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

A young fundraiser braves the slide Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comA young fundraiser braves the slide Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Jessica Wiggins, Holly Bumphrey, Elliott Youngs and Libby Dean (all aged 12) at the finish of the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comJessica Wiggins, Holly Bumphrey, Elliott Youngs and Libby Dean (all aged 12) at the finish of the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Six-year-old Ruby May Reach with her medal after the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comSix-year-old Ruby May Reach with her medal after the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Eight and 12-year-old Erin and Jacob Lawrence, with their medals after competing in the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comEight and 12-year-old Erin and Jacob Lawrence, with their medals after competing in the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Before the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comBefore the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

From left, Ruby Appleby (five), Esmee Howell (nine), Jasmin Appleby (nine) and Isabella Howell (seven) at the finish on the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comFrom left, Ruby Appleby (five), Esmee Howell (nine), Jasmin Appleby (nine) and Isabella Howell (seven) at the finish on the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Youngsters looking clean ahead of the challenge 
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www.stephenwaller.comYoungsters looking clean ahead of the challenge Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Families prepapre to get muddy 
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www.stephenwaller.comFamilies prepapre to get muddy Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

The start of the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comThe start of the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Action from the Down and Dirty pit, in Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comAction from the Down and Dirty pit, in Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Louise and Fran help competitors with their warm-ups ahead of the Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comLouise and Fran help competitors with their warm-ups ahead of the Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

Competitors ahead of the Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comCompetitors ahead of the Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

A competitor in the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comA competitor in the Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids event Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

The event raised thousands of pounds for charity Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comThe event raised thousands of pounds for charity Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

A young fundraiser enjoying the challenge Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comA young fundraiser enjoying the challenge Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

This was the very first kids edition of the race Picture: STEPHEN WALLER 
www.stephenwaller.comThis was the very first kids edition of the race Picture: STEPHEN WALLER www.stephenwaller.com

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