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Three Spires Shopping Centre management team are getting down and dirty for their chosen charity St Giles Hospice at this year’s JCB Mud Run.

Taking place on the 1 July at the JCB Estate in Staffordshire, Centre Manager Lisa Prokopiou and Centre Administrator Julia Woodward are tackling the five-mile course of muddy mayhem. Constructed to test even the most formidable of runners, the route takes in a variety of different terrains, including woods, rivers, steep inclines, peat, grass and plenty of glorious mud!

Attracting thousands of participants on the day, Lisa is very excited to be part of such an exhilarating event. She says, “This is the first time I’ve entered into the JCB Mud Run and I’m really looking forward to taking on the challenge. As we are raising money for such a good cause I’m prepared to get as mucky as possible.”

Throughout the run, there will be a host of different obstacles the runners will have to negotiate including scaling its big wall, navigating the muddy hole, climbing over cargo nets, clambering through underground pipes, scrabbling up big hay stacks and crawling across gigantic spider webs. “This is the second time I’ve taken part in a mud run and it really is great fun,” said Julia. “The courses are very demanding but incredibly rewarding and I’m delighted that I get to do this one with Lisa. We’re determined to raise as much money as possible for St Giles.”

St Giles Hospice delivers specialist care to patients as well as providing invaluable support for families and helpers. Philippa Graty, a fundraiser for the charity, said: “The ongoing support Three Spires has given us over the course of the last year has been amazing. We are so grateful to both Lisa and Julia for participating in the JCB Mud Run and personally raising money for the charity. We wish them lots of luck on the day and I’m sure they will have plenty of fun.”

To support Lisa and Julia in their fundraising for the JCB Mud Run 2017 please click here.