Nearly a thousand people took on the Race for Life Pretty Muddy race at Wormwood Scrubs park on July 13 (Wednesday) to raise money to beat cancer.
The event saw runners take on a non-competitive 5km obstacle course decked out in pink attire, jumping through mud in an effort to raise money.
Last year's event was cancelled due to too few people signing up, but this year there was no such issue as an army of filthy fundraisers descended on the park.
Among the competitors were a group of seven women from Charing Cross Hospital and Imperial College, who work as researchers, who work with people who have cancer.
Kelly Gleason, Kate Goddard, Vedia Shahin and Lottie Ion are part of the clinical team working in the hospital to recruit patients for early phase clinical trials and translational research studies, some of which are funded by Cancer Research UK.
They work closely with scientists Ylenia Perone, Ally Hills and Flavia Fioretti who are based at the Hammersmith campus and develop new treatments to be trialled on patients.
Speaking of why she ran the event, Cancer Research UK Senior Nurse Gleason said: "We are a team of scientists and clinicians who work together to ensure we are doing the research that matters most to patients.
"We see first hand the huge impact research has on the lives of people being treated for cancer and know how crucial every pound raised is to fund this life saving work.
"That’s why we decided to join forces to take on Race for Life Pretty Muddy and fight dirty to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured."
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and marathon events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.
Fiona Murray Race for Life event manager for Hammersmith, added: "I want to thank everyone who took part in Race for Life Pretty Muddy, and their supporters, as well as our heroic volunteers.
"It was a fantastic evening, full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter as more than 800 women joined forces at Wormwood Scrubs Park to show cancer hell hath no fury like a woman in pink."