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Grantham College staff get pretty muddy for Cancer Research UK race


By Caroline Fitton


Grantham College's 'The Dirt Dolls' preparing to get muddy at Clumber Park
Grantham College's 'The Dirt Dolls' preparing to get muddy at Clumber Park

Seventeen women who work together at Grantham College completed the Cancer Research UK’s mud race at Clumber Park last Saturday.

The women had to claw their way up rope ladders and wade through mud baths as part of the non-competetive, women-only obstacle course – with added mud.

Pretty Muddy, Clumber Park
Pretty Muddy, Clumber Park

Running under the team name ‘The Dirt Dolls’, they were all inspired to take on the challenge when work colleague Deb Richardson was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Deb made a surprise appearance at the race to thank them all for their support.

One of the runners Nichola Pell said: “It was a very emotional day and to see Deb at the end was amazing.”

Team leader Catherine Smith added: “We wanted to fight back and do something for all those friends and relations close to us that have been affected by cancer.

Pretty Muddy, Clumber Park
Pretty Muddy, Clumber Park

“There’s been a huge positive response to this event and it’s got more of us out running and training on a regular basis. The girls have been fantastic and Grantham College has supported us in this event. Thanks to everyone out there who sponsored us and believed in us.”

By the time their donations have been collected, The Dirt Dolls hope to have raised over £1,000 between them.

People can donate now at www.justgiving.com/dirt-dolls4



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