My sister and cousin celebrate their 40th birthdays this year and wanted to have a girls weekend away. I agreed thinking a nice weekend in the sun on a beach cocktail in hand. How wrong could I have been. We are actually going to do a mud run in Derbyshire. They had this great idea we should do the Filthy Girl Mud Run so muddy field camping and a huge party it is.
I am really looking forward to it now the date is getting closer but I was a tiny bit jealous when booking Neil’s weekend away to Menorca that I wasn’t getting on a plane. Camping will be an adventure and we can take lots of beer with us so if all else fails we can still have a drink and a laugh. Hopefully the weather stays nice and we can sleep under the stars.
The Filthy Girl Mud Run has two events one in Derbyshire 4th-6th August 2017 and Chepstow 1st-3rd September 2017. Look at the below to see what they say about the event.
WHY FILTHY GIRL?
- The First and ONLY Girlie Weekend like this in Europe
- Epic Parties in Stunning Structures
- Entertainment Starts Midday Friday Until Late Saturday Night!
- A Free Glass of Bubbly at the Finish Line
- Free Top of the Range Stylised T-Shirt
- Free Medal
- DJ Arena
- Live Bands stage
- Pimms and Prosecco Tents
- 2 Nights Camping with the Girls
- Pampering and Beauty Treatments Onsite
- Standard and Luxury Toilets and Showers Onsite
- Pay Monthly Option to Guarantee YOUR Place
- Plus 5k/10k mud run
When we originally booked we paid it off monthly which has been a great help financially and I love that they do this option. We booked pre pitched tents and VIP access as well. We want to add some luxury to the whole camping in a field experience. They do offer a glamping experience in Bell tents that sleep 6 for £500 but these were fully booked at the time. We have however been offered a lifeline as one has become available and we are waiting to hear back about booking it. Yikes glamping instead of camping sounds much better.
There are 6 of us going, all aunties sisters and cousins. We have all been camping at some point in our lives. The difference with the mud run though is this is no normal fancy campsite its tents in a field. The reason we have chosen pre pitched is because non of us even own a tent let alone a 6 man tent. We have no camping equipment what so ever. Now you understand why this is going to be a hilarious weekend.
I have tried to do some research and look at previous years camping arrangements to get a feel for the size of the tents and how they are pitched. It would appear they are bright green, tiny and all in rows crammed in. Not what I was expecting at all and I am seriously thinking we should have tried to borrow or purchase a 6 man tent and have some luxury, comfort and space to move. This image is from Pole Energy and they really didn’t enjoy the tents and ended up checking themselves into a hotel. Hopefully our will be ok, there is always the car.
What I did find on my hunt for reviews was an image of the Prosecco tent from last year. Now this looks amazing and I can see myself having a few cheeky drinks in here.
So I suppose all that’s left to say is fingers crossed the bell tent get sorted. We will have to settle for a bright green flimsy shoe boxe if not for our girls weekend away. It will be fun no matter what we sleep in though I’m sure we will make lots of memories and have lots of laughs.
Should any camping companies want to help a few damsels in distress with any camping equipment then please do get in touch it would be greatly appreciated.
** This is not a collaborative post and actually a cry for help. Girls Weekend Away what have I let myself in for.