Dogged determination

                                                               WITH best four-legged friend Lily by her side,   Kerry Smith overcame an old injury to complete the UK’s first Muddy Run for   people and their pooches.

The plucky pair both jogged and walked their   way around five kilometres of wet obstacles, even though the Northfield Team   Manager was still recovering from a serious ligament injury to her leg. “I   really didn’t think I would make it to the end so there was a great sense of   satisfaction when I did,” says Kerry, who raised £120 for Battersea Dog and   Cats Home and £307 for Willen Hospice.

“I only intended to walk but it was so cold we   jogged some of the way to warm up. “We both looked pretty disgusting by the end   as we were covered in mud, but Lily loved it. I will definitely sign up to   take part again next year.”