THESE muddy marvels from Gourock got down and dirty on a five-kilometre assault course and put the fun into fundraising for Cancer Research.

Staff from the town's Remix hair salon swapped curlers for clay gloop as they took the obstacles by storm.

They also managed to smash their £2,000 charity target.

Laura McGill, who organised the challenge, said: "It was fantastic, and we all made it.

"We were covered from head to toe but we smiled through it all, and I have to say it was muddy brilliant fun!"

Laura and colleagues Joanne Duffy, Jennifer Cannon, Chloe Haggerty, Paige Brown, Jemma Brown, Nicole Gallacher, Paula Clarke and Laura Hotchkiss all took part in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy event at Pollokshaws Country Park.

They decided to go the extra mile for the charity after Joanne's sister-in-law, Karen Duffy, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The girls had already raised £1,300 before Sunday's event through a raffle for a set of GHD straighteners, coffee mornings and a pyjama day at the salon on Kempock Street.

Remix owner Scott Cannon also paid for the girls' transport on the day.

Laura said: "We all went out for a well-earned celebration afterwards.

"We were a mess on the course but the money we've raised is very tidy.

"We're well over the £2,000 mark, with more money still to come in.

"We weren't just pretty muddy, we were very muddy, but it was so worthwhile and a great day."