Welwyn Garden City's Race for Life and Pretty Muddy 2018 in pictures

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Warm up with Lindsey Peters.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Warm up with Lindsey Peters. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Thousands of women united against cancer over the weekend by taking part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life and Pretty Muddy in Welwyn Garden City.

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - The Gausis Girls and Co.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - The Gausis Girls and Co. Picture: Karyn Haddon

More than 1,950 women of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes showed their incredible commitment to the cause as they took their place at the start line at Stanborough Park to help beat cancer sooner.

On Saturday, June 2, women got down and dirty for Pretty Muddy 5k and on Sunday, June 3, tied their running shoes up for Race for Life 5k.

Among the crowds was a team of nine family and friends who took part in both events in memory of Doreen Hughes, a Welwyn Garden City resident of 58 years, who passed away in December from bone cancer.

For the past 13 years the mother-of-two, grandmother of five and great grandmother of six, and her family have taken part in Race for life.

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K .


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K . Picture: Karyn Haddon

When she couldn’t take part anymore herself, she would always be there with a picnic, taking photos and congratulating everyone at the finish line.

This year, Doreen’s eldest granddaughter Louise and her four close friends did the Pretty Muddy obstacle course for the first time.

Louise, 37, said: “All of us have been touched by cancer in some way, with two of my friends recently loosing their parents too.

“We had such good fun, the atmosphere is always great and we laughed a lot on the obstacles.”

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Warm up with Lindsey Peters.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Warm up with Lindsey Peters. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Doreen’s two daughters, Susan and Carol raced for life with two more of Doreen’s granddaughters as well.

The team called themselves ‘Getting Dirty for Doreen’ and raised over £1,000 for the charity.

Courtney Culverhouse, Cancer Research UK’s Hertfordshire events manager, said: “Life-saving research is being funded right now thanks to people like the women of Welwyn and Hatfield who join the fight at Race for Life.

“I’d also like to say thank you to the team at Stanborough Park, who were hugely supportive and played a major part in the planning of the new Pretty Muddy event.

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Warm up with Lindsey Peters.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Warm up with Lindsey Peters. Picture: Karyn Haddon

“As well as all our suppliers and volunteers, including Hertfordshire 4x4 Response, Garden City Runners, Richard Hale School, Welwyn Garden City Air Cadets, Herts Boat Rescue and all the individual volunteers.

“We simply could not have put the events on without them!”

Courtney added: “The atmosphere on the day was hugely moving - full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter - as people came together to remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those dear to them who have survived.

“Race for Life offers a unique opportunity for like-minded ladies to unite against a disease that affects us all in some way.”

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K .


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K . Picture: Karyn Haddon

Jodie Perry, 23, of Welwyn Garden City, ran Race for Life for her two nans, Maureen Vidler, Margaret Perry and her uncle Stuart Perry.

She said: “I loved every minute of it.

“You really felt like you were actually doing something positive.

“I’ve never done something like this before and will be doing it again.”

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K .


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K . Picture: Karyn Haddon

Organisers of the event are asking participants to make every step count by paying in their sponsorship money as soon as possible so that it can be used to fund life-saving research.

Sponsorship money can be paid online, by phone, by cheque or in person at a Cancer Research UK shop.

For information on returning sponsorship money, or to make a donation, visit raceforlife.org.

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K .


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K . Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K .


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K . Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Lindsey Peters (Lindsey Fitness) runs the Race for Life.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Lindsey Peters (Lindsey Fitness) runs the Race for Life. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Team Unicorn.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Team Unicorn. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - The Tesco Hatfield Team.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - The Tesco Hatfield Team. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Rebecca Lee, Debbie Lee, Katie Claridge and Tina Claridge.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Rebecca Lee, Debbie Lee, Katie Claridge and Tina Claridge. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K .


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K . Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Stacey Kimber, Jo Yew and Shay Kimber, 3.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Stacey Kimber, Jo Yew and Shay Kimber, 3. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K .


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K . Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Danielle White, 15, Kathlyn Slean, Denise Miller and Jaimee Bray, 8.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Danielle White, 15, Kathlyn Slean, Denise Miller and Jaimee Bray, 8. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Tamsin Gerred and Tina Houlahan.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Tamsin Gerred and Tina Houlahan. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Laura Guttridge and Karen McCoy.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K - Laura Guttridge and Karen McCoy. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & Hatfield Race for Life 5K. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Participants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOParticipants in the 2018 Pretty Muddy at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Doreen Hughes' granddaughter Louise and her friends (from left to right): Annnemarie Andrews, Louise Casey, Joanne Monk, Helen Roberts and Sarah Austin. Picture: Cancer Research UK.

 
Doreen Hughes' granddaughter Louise and her friends (from left to right): Annnemarie Andrews, Louise Casey, Joanne Monk, Helen Roberts and Sarah Austin. Picture: Cancer Research UK.

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