On the 8th June 2014, myself & the ladies from work took part in Race For Life. Something I'd never done before & I can't understand why. If you've never heard nor know what happens at Race For Life, it's a course sponsored by Cancer Research & you either run / jog / walk or dance a distance of 5K or 10K. We had the most fabulously hot day for it (it was actually on the point of being way too hot..) but the atmosphere.. I can't describe to you how amazing it was.
Before you start, you have a welcome on stage & stories from people who are fighting cancer or have survived it. Our story came from a little girl, aged six, who was fighting cancer. Her mum was going to run the Race For Life, whilst pushing her in her buggy round the course as she can currently only walk a few steps at a time. It was heart-breaking but also so up-lifting as she actually managed to over take us & was cheering the whole way round. Makes me well up just thinking about it!
Right, time for some pictures.. : )
|Sitting on William's bench before the race|
|Nearly ready to go..|
|Let's do this!|
|We did it!|
I can't explain to you how emotional & proud you are when you finish. There are no words. I'd encourage everyone & anyone to take part if you can. : )
Oh & just want to say a massive thankyou to everyone who came to support us & sponsored us - so far we've managed to raise over £500 as a group & over £155,000 in our local area!