I thought I'd take a quick break from my New York posts to give an update on the Race for Life that I did in May. It was a short 5km charity run in aid of Cancer Research UK. This is a charity close to my heart because my Dad is a cancer survivor and I will be forever thankful that he beat cancer. We were one of the lucky ones and prove that cancer CAN be beaten. I love you Dad.
First of all, we met up with Stephen’s colleague Liz.
The race is a really emotional experience as people write down their dedications and there are so many stories of survival and loss. Many people are running for children, parents, friends and loved ones and it is a moving experience.
I ran the City of London event by the London Wall. Oh no! I didn’t get a photo of the London Wall. I shall have to go back! I did get some photos along the route though.
The remains of Christ Church Greyfriars destroyed during the Blitz on 29 December 1940
St Paul's Cathedral
All that remains of St Albans Wood Street, another Christopher Wren design
This lady and her granddaughter were racing for the little girl’s mother who was a cancer victim. They began to run at the 4km mark and I did too! I couldn’t believe it but they inspired me and I just got an adrenalin rush!
I finished in about an hour. Maybe less if you consider how long it took to get over the start line!
If you would like to sponsor my race and donate money, you can do so by clicking the link below. The money goes straight to the charity and does not pass through my hands! Bloggers Singaporean in London and The Mexile have contributed (along with a couple of my generous friends and family).
My target was first £20, then £50 and now I have increased it again to £100. Please help me reach my target and donate to a worthy cause.