Tough Mudder

Race For Life | Pretty Muddy 2015

So at the weekend the moment finally came for me to head to Finsbury Park , London, join the #PinkArmy and run 5K for Cancer Research's Race For Life Series, Pretty Muddy.

Race For Life London AJ Odudu

The clue was in the title but 3K into this pink obstacle course I was wondering where this mud was. It soon came in abundance. 

Race For Life London AJ Odudu

Mud slides, pools of muddy water, tunnels leading to more (you guessed it) mud and even having a group of unsuspecting "helpers" shovel mud onto us, meant that the mud was completely unavoidable. 

Race For Life London AJ Odudu

It was lots of fun though. A well sign posted obstacle course, around a beautiful park and so naturally,  I was delighted to be getting muddy for money, helping to raise cash for Cancer Research the only way I know how; running about!

Race For Life London AJ Odudu

There's still plenty of time for you to donate or sign up to a race near you so join in if you dare. You'll get a pretty medal to go with your pretty muddy hand and well deserved it shall be too.

Race for Life AJ Odudu

Lots of earthy love,



My Adrenaline Rush Challenge For Macmillan Cancer Support

I'm excited to announce that on May 30th, I will be taking part in Adrenaline Rush, a 10K obstacle course in London. I've done a muddy obstacle course before but this looks like it will offer a whole new level of chafing and soggy socks. As well as running over 6 miles, I'll be tackling man made hurdles that include hot stones, freezing water, floor bombs, bungee jumps and mud pits. Jeeze! I'll even be enduring trenches, water chutes and many more hellish hinders alongside my two fit friends, Zanna Van Dijk and Hazel Wallace. Together we will tackle that course in order to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.

As well as helping with the medical needs of people affected by cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support also helps with the emotional impact that cancer has, giving people the energy and inspiration to take back control of their lives. For that reason, I'm a) More than happy to adopt a sweaty demeanour and a few blisters and b) Asking you to get involved by digging deep and chucking a quid my way on the joint Just Giving Page with Zanna Van Dijk please (and pretty please)?

 You can find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support by clicking here and by the way, there's still time to join the Adrenaline Rush Race. Join me if you dare :) They even have shorter 5K courses!


Sign up to Adrenaline Rush. Support my challenge and donate by clicking here.

Race For Life: Pretty Muddy

I'm excited to announce that I've partnered with the wonderful charity, Cancer Research for their Race for Life series, where I'll be taking part in their Pretty Muddy run, this June 13th. 

Over this 5K trail, I'm envisioning a muddy obstacle course where I (and thousands of women of any ability) can run, walk, climb or crawl to the finish line, all while dressed in Race for Life's signature colour pink, making it the prettiest event ever! 

Better still, it's for a fantastic cause, Cancer Research. I'm delighted they've asked me to team up with them as one of their official UK bloggers because it's a charity that is very close to my heart and one that I've actively supported before, the most recent being when I took part in London's Winter Run.

Over the course of the coming weeks I'll be sharing my entire training programme from start to finish. I'll also be showing you my complete step by step nutrition and food diary. This will certainly keep me on track but hopefully, inspire you to join me too. 

If you're already up for the challenge, join me on June 13th in London for Pretty Muddy. If that doesn't tickle your fancy then there's a whole host of activities taking place across the country, including UK's first ever female only marathon. 

To twist your arm I have a reader discount code which can be applied not only to the Pretty Mudder race that I'm doing, but also to any of the 300 Race for Life events taking place this  year too, so take your pick and get involved. You can sign up by clicking here.

Reader discount code: RFLAJ

I'd love to know how you're getting on or what event  you decide to do so Tweet me, Instagram your progress pictures, join me on Snapchat (AJ.Odudu) and of course, donate to Cancer Research.

In the mean time, wish me luck!


 Sign up by clicking here.

Don't forget to enter reader discount code: RFLAJ

Help to keep me motivated and donate here.