Monday, March 26, 2012

Katie Price gets down and dirty as she competes in a fitness challenge with Leandro Penna

By Kerry Mcqueeney

And they're off: The glamour model, with her ex-boyfriend Leandro Penna following closely behind, joins the throng of runners in the X Runner challenge in Brailsford, Derbyshire

She's made a living out of being glamorous, but yesterday Katie Price proved she could get down and dirty with the best of them as she took part in a gruelling fitness challenge.

Displaying impressive fitness levels, Price pounded the pathways with every other athlete, dragging herself through dirty ditch water and completing the course caked in mud.

The mother-of-three was taking part in the charity X Runner challenge in Brailsford, Derbyshire, with on-off boyfriend Leandro Penna.

Taking the plunge: Price looked alarmed as she lost her footing and fell into dirty water

The pair made a formidable fitness team as they pushed through the course.

At one point Price lost her footing and fell into a ditch filled with filthy water, finishing the course covered in mud.

A glimmer of her trademark glamour was still visible though - bright orange nail polish which could be seen on her mud-caked hands.

Penna and Price supposedly split last autumn, but the pair have been spotted putting on displays of affection in recent weeks.

In the mire: Price proves she's not too precious to get her hands - and legs, and face - dirty as she drags herself through a muddy ditch

Action woman: The reality star pushes through to complete the race, despite being soaked with muddy water

A fine balance: She might be a celebrity, but in this race she was just like any other competing athlete

This month Price finally became an official single woman again after waiting 14 months for her divorce from Alex Reid.

Ironically, it took longer for the couple to divorce than they had actually been married.

The divorce was granted on the grounds of Reid's 'unreasonable behaviour', but it will be another four weeks before it is finalised with a decree absolute.

Despite her protestations that she is not in a relationship, Price has done little to dispel speculation suggesting otherwise.

The day after she and ex-husband Reid were granted a decree nisi at London's High Court, Price was seen cuddling up to Argentine model Penna in a private box at the HPA Gaucho International Polo at London's O2 Arena.

Getting a leg over: The star displayed impressive fitness levels as she competed in the gruelling challenge

Fitness friends: Price took part in the challenge with her ex-boyfriend Leandro Penna

She may have looked exhausted, but Price still managed to bring a touch of glamour to her ensemble with bright orange nail polish, which was clearly visible on her muddy hands

Price started dating Penna in March 2010 - just six weeks after announcing her split from Reid after 11 months of marriage.

They originally dated for six months, with Price even getting a tattoo of his name on her ankle, before splitting last autumn.

However, they've frequently been photographed putting on displays of affection together since January.

When asked about their relationship on Daybreak earlier this month, she said: 'No I'm single.

'But he's still around but he's one of these people who when we go clay pigeon shooting and when I win he's very touchy and I'm like "get off Leo". So no, it's a laugh and he is about but I am single.'



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