Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Event: Race for Life 2010

On Sunday I took part in the Race for Life for the third consecutive year.  Race for Life is a sponsored ladies only 5 kilometre race to raise money for Cancer Research UK

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I was runner number 3276 yesterday and I dedicated my run to my Dad who discovered he had cancer in 2006.  It was a really tough time but after surgery, chemo and radiation he was given the all clear in 2007.  I will always be thankful that he survived and every day with him is like a gift. 

Needless to say, I had tears in my eyes before the race even began!  I did the race with three of my colleagues this year and one of my colleagues brought along her two little children.

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The hero of the day was this little girl who walked the entire 5 kilometres (3 miles) without once being asked to be picked up.  In fact, if anything, she was spurring us on at the end by insisting that her mum not overtake her with the baby buggy!

As always, there were tons of gorgeous outfits and all sorts of women were dressed up.  There was even a courageous little girl and her dog!

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It was a fabulous day and I am happy to say that I captured even better photos of St Paul’s Cathedral than last year and they certainly deserve their own post.  You’ll also be happy to hear, I’m sure, that I found the London Wall this year!  The weather was just perfect too.

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It was mostly sunny but every now and again, a little cloud cover came over to cool us down a little bit.  It is just as well because I forgot to pack my sunglasses! 

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The Race for Life is a wonderful fundraising event and I really look forward to it each year.  If you would like to sponsor my race and donate money, please do so by clicking the link below.  From a minimum of just £2, the money goes straight to the charity and does not pass through my hands! 

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9 comments

  1. Well done Emm and to all who took part.

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  2. Well done; I guess it's pink or nothing looking at the shots.

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  3. Really inspiring Emm, and might I say, those shots are splendid. I love the one of the sky, such a great angle. I just sponsored a friend in a cancer walk, so cheers to you for being involved in such a good cause.

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  4. Well done and all for such a great cause, my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer last year but like your dad she has battled through and hopefully she will steer clear of it.

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  5. Wonderful Emm.(( hugs))...you rock!
    Kiki~

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  6. Congratulations! And how nice for the weather to cooperate :-)

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  7. Amazing pictures!
    Great job, Emm! :)
    Big hugs!
    B xx

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  8. Looks like a lot of fun and not only for fun, it is for a good cause that can help millions of people around the world to cure the disease that kills a lot of people. If I am near that place then I will surely participate in that marathon because each person counts in these kinds of events. Hope that there will be more of these fund raising events to happen in the future.. I can't stop smiling by reading this article..

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  9. Great job Emm!!!! You are awesome!

    Thanks for posting on Race for Life. It truly is inspirational!
    I've always wanted to do a marathon like this and posts like these just give me more motivation to get out there!

    Great photos as well!

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