Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Race for Life -Hyde Park

Firstly a big thank you to all of you who sponsored me - between us we managed to raise over £1000.00 which is just fantastic!

Sarah (my sister) Amy (my niece) and I arrived in Hyde Park at around 10.30 am on Sunday with approximately 17,000 other walkers/runners. It was a great atmosphere and even a sudden down pour at 10.45 am didn't dampen spirits.

Gloria Hunniford gave a small speech and then we had a minutes silence to remember those who had passed away and those who are still fighting cancer.

Once the race started it was an amazing sight, ladies were singing, cheering and laughing.

It was very moving seeing ladies in front of us with their signs on their backs showing those they had lost and it made you so glad that you were doing something to help.

We completed our 5k walk in just under an hour and considering Sarah & I are far from athletes - we were really pleased.

We have already promised to do the 10k.

Feel inspired? Take a look at website www.raceforlife.org. Hopefully see you there next time!

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