Wags Get Muddy For Sport Relief
Theyâ€™re known for their love of luxury and treat looking good as an Olympic sport, but a team of WAGs have ditched their heels and handbags for a muddy, cold assault course to encourage the public to rise to their own challenge for Sport Relief.
Led by TV presenter and former Bond Girl Lizzie Cundy (wife of Chelseaâ€™s Jason Cundy), the glamorous girls braved freezing conditions as they were put through their paces. WAGs boutique contestant Heather Swan, Chantelle Tagoe (Emile Heskyâ€™s fiancÃ©), Lisa Munday (wife of Norwich Cityâ€™s Jamie Cureton) Melissa Johnson (wife of Birmingham City footballer Roger Johnson) and star of Big Brother 06 Imogen Thomas (former girlfriend of Tottenham Hotspur footballer Jermain Defoe) all donned their trainers and overalls to take part in the challenging assault course.
The two teams of glamorous girls crawled under barbed wire, battled with rope swings, waded through ice-cold waist-deep water and scrambled over high walls. All with the aim of encouraging the nation to rise to their own challenge and get sponsored to take part in the Sainsburyâ€™s Sport Relief Mile taking place at 16 flagship events across the UK on Sunday 21st March.
Team One, consisting of Lisa, Chantelle and Imogen managed to complete the gruelling course in a respectable 6 minutes and 25 seconds. Hot on their heels was Team Two â€“ Lizzie, Heather and Melissa, who finished in 6 minutes and 46 seconds.
TV presenter Lizzie said: â€œA muddy challenging assault course is probably the last place youâ€™d expect to see me and the girls, but although tired and cold, weâ€™ve had great fun being put through our paces for Sport Relief. Now weâ€™ve shown how itâ€™s done, weâ€™re asking everyone else to join in the fun and rise to the challenge by getting sponsored to do a Sainsburyâ€™s Sport Relief Mile by signing up at sportrelief.comâ€
As one of the UKâ€™s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. The Sport Relief Weekend is taking place from Friday 19th March to Sunday 21st March 2010 and itâ€™ll be three whole days of energy, entertainment and events for everyone to enjoy.
All the money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help transform the lives of poor and vulnerable people, both at home in the UK and across the worldâ€™s poorest countries.
For more information or to sign up for the Sainsburyâ€™s Sport Relief Mile log on to www.sportrelief.com.