Gallons of mud, electric shocks and tunnels of water aren’t normally associated with the glamorous world of beauty pageantry.
But this year’s Miss Preston, 22-year-old Stephanie Leeson, is set to take part in The No Ego Challenge Mud Race at Lakes Leisure, Preston in two weeks time - just nine days before competing in the Miss UK Semi-finals.
Stephanie, from Garstang, will be running for the Charity ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ which helps disadvantaged children all around the world.
She said: “I decided to take part because a lot of people run marathons or a 5k or 10k but I wanted to do something a little bit more challenging and fun.
“And I loved the sound of the No Ego Mud Challenge, especially being based in Preston - doing it in my home town will make it that much more special.
“I am also currently applying for the Army reserves as a combat medical technician so loved the sound of the military-like course.”
On May 10, Stephanie will join over 1,000 runners who will pitting themselves against over 40 obstacles, and seeing if they have what it takes.
A spokesman No Ego said: “This is the toughest No Ego Challenge in our series of races; a high adrenaline 10km trek across tough, muddy terrain designed to test your strength, stamina and determination encountering over 30 gruelling obstacles and challenges on the way like ‘The Mangle’, ‘Tunnel of Mud’ and ‘Getting Tyred’.
“The course will test the most elite athletes, but will also be a fun and testing course for the first timer.”
Stephanie, who now lives in Bury, currently works in marketing and was crowned Miss Preston in October last year.