Me and 3,700 Others Did That Race For Life

PUBLISHED: 18:31 17 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:56 04 May 2010

WELL, I did it. I, along with 3,700 women, ran the 5k Race for Life in Cambridge on Sunday in that blistering heat. I have to say that despite weeks of training it was tough. It was very hot and the ground was uneven and my legs felt like lead at the end.

WELL, I did it. I, along with 3,700 women, ran the 5k Race for Life in Cambridge on Sunday in that blistering heat. I have to say that despite weeks of training it was tough. It was very hot and the ground was uneven and my legs felt like lead at the end. But I had the most fantastic day and I can't wait to do another race soon. I am still on a high; and the memory of running for that finish line with the sound of people clapping and cheering ringing in my years will stay with me for some time. I have already signed up for the Cancer Research 10k in Cambridge in October, but I hope to fit a couple of smaller races in before then. But what I really want to say this week, is a huge 'well done' to all the women who took part in Race for Life this year. Literally thousands of you, and many who, perhaps are not natural runners but decided to take part because raising money for Cancer Research is so important to you. The organisers estimate that Sunday's event should raise £240,000 for Cancer Research, which is fantastic. Just think that what we did on Sunday - giving up a few hours of our time - can raise such a huge sum of money that can really can make a difference to people's lives. Most people who ran on Sunday had a story to tell about a loved one who had died from cancer, some were cancer survivors themselves, so the day was tinged with sadness, but the overwhelming feeling was one of inspiration and hope - hope that we as individuals can change things for the future. Like the Cancer Research motto says 'Together We Will Beat Cancer'. Sunday's event was the charity's 16th and in that time it has raise £240 million, which supports the work of 4,500 scientists, doctors and nurses.

Well done to everyone who took part in Race for Life on Sunday and good luck to all those taking part in the second event next month.

Rose Davies February 27, 1951 - April 19, 2008

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