Mum Who Mooned Entire Crowd At Parents' Sports Day Has Received A Trophy
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A mum who went viral after tripping and mooning the crowd during a parents' sports day race has been given a trophy - shaped like her bottom, no less.
Katie Hannaford, 36, experienced a whirlwind few weeks after a clip of her falling during a sports day went viral last month.
The mum-of-two, from Basildon, Essex, was filmed tripping while running - and ended up exposing her bum to a crowd full of children, teachers and other parents. Watch the clip below:
The video has been viewed countless times, and she has now kindly been presented with a trophy shaped like her own bum.
The mum received the Bottoms Up award last week to commend her on her sportswomanship following the viral mishap.
Katie said the trophy brought a ‘new level of laughter’ when it arrived in the post and has now taken pride of place in her bedroom.
The home décor business owner said: "I knew something was being sent, but had no idea what - until it arrived in the post!
"I think it's so great - it's the perfect gift to remember it all. It's been crazy since the video went viral but I have loved every minute."
The trophy, along with a medal with a peach emoji on it, was provided by Trophies Plus Medals.
Elle Courtonel, the company's social media manager, said: "We loved hearing about Katie’s story at her daughter’s school sports day – it made our day! We felt she deserved her own award despite not making it to the finish line."
Katie was convinced to run in the race at her daughter's school sports day on 15 June, but took a tumble soon after the race started and ended up on the floor with her dress over her hair.
Katie explained: "I just tripped over my own feet - I think my body was just moving too fast for my legs! I'm so clumsy, I'm always falling over.
"I was humiliated at the time, but it is what it is. You just have to own it. Looking back, it's definitely the funniest thing I've ever done in my life!"
Katie said she was getting hundreds of messages a day after going viral and was even being stopped in the street and as she walked around her local supermarket because people recognised her.
Katie, whose business is called Home of Hearts, said: "There have been a few trolls, but most people have been very positive.
"There's nothing haters can say or do that will hurt or upset me. The whole world's seen my bum, but it is what it is - I can't hide from it. I don't care! Now I have a trophy of it too!"
Elle from Trophies Plus Medals added: "We designed the Bottom’s Up trophy and medal especially for Katie, as a thank you for making the nation smile.”