On Saturday 15 July, six staff from the FIS office in Solihull ran the 5K Pretty Muddy course in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Carole, Cath, Clair, Erika, Nicky and Sharon decided to form the team ‘Can the FIS ladies finish?’ as two FIS staff have fought the disease during the last two years.

The cold morning saw the ladies hold on to their coats for as long as possible, and the rain ensured that the course was muddier than normal. Once the warm-up was completed, they set off at 10.45am and within three minutes, they linked arms to form a barrier against the powerful jets of water kindly provided by the Fire Service!

Then followed ten obstacles which included crawling through a mud pit, scaling the A-frame, bouncing on Space Hoppers and the final slide down into the mud bath. The ladies thoroughly enjoyed the event and have so far raised £1,000 for Cancer Research UK; the photos and videos can be seen on the FIS Facebook page.

If you would like to make a donation, please visit the ‘Can the FIS ladies finish?’ fundraising page at: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/can-the-fis-ladies-finish