There’ll be a lot of laundry done in Greater Manchester this evening.
Earlier today, dogs and their humans descended onto a farmer’s field in Altrincham to take part in the Muddy Dog Challenge – an initiative organised by Battersea Cats and Dogs Home.
The charity, which is based in London, is running the UK-wide project in six areas including Windsor, Nottingham, Manchester, Peterborough, Cardiff and Tunbridge Wells.
And it was, as promised, a verymuddy affair.
The events are being held to raise money for – you guessed it – cats and dogs.
Depending on which one you go along to, there will be an obstacle course that is either 2.5km or 5km long.
And for dog owners with precious pooches (or those who love dogs but don’t have one of their own), don’t worry. You can run solo, too.
‘The event went superbly, incredibly well organised and great to see so many people taking part. All thanks to the many volunteers scattered about keeping everything in order,’ said Peter Harrop, who wrestled through the mud with his dog Ted.
‘We certainly had fun raising money for a fantastic charity.’
Because what better way to show your support for your pooch than to dive into mud together.
Let’s just hope the contestants didn’t wear expensive workout clothes for this one.