Monday, 7 July 2008

Visions in pink

Yesterday I joined a group of friends on Jesus Green in Cambridge to brave the elements and take part in the Race For Life for Cancer Research UK. I've intended to join this women-only 5K fundraiser before but somehow never did. The atmosphere was wonderful, emotional but joyous despite the threat of rain.


We all finished with respectable times and jammily dodged the showers (though I fear the afternoon race may have turned out to be a different story).


(Photo from Bron - I'm second from the right, so you'll recognise me should you ever be unfortunate enough to see me from behind)

I should add that while two of my colleagues ran the whole way, the rest of us stayed at an energetic walking pace, along with about half the other participants. Maybe next year we could field a Cambridge-area crafty bloggers team too ... anyone up for it?

22 comments:

  1. Wow! I normally don't like pink, but those are lovely pictures!

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  2. Nice to meet your pony-tailed backside Ms Dotty LOL!

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  3. Wow! well done you. Jane x

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  4. Well done. I did one of these runs a few years back now and must make the effort to do another one.

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  5. What a good cause - and it looks as though it was fun to do too.

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  6. Well done! I'd love to join your Cambridge blogger team, but might be a bit far to go. Perhaps we could have a Cambridge team and a London team? K x

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  7. Oh well done - I admire your effort. So glad you stayed dry too - it tiddled down here :-( x

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  8. Good for you. I have done it in the past and found it to be quite an emotional event. WOuld love to join your Cambridge team but it is quite a stretch from here!
    Cathy XX

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  9. Well done! i'm glad the rain held off for you.
    x

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  10. Good for you for doing the walk/run! I'm so glad the rain held off for you! Lucy xxx

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  11. Oh bravo you Val! Great cause.

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  12. oh well done you! Very impressed up here on top of the hill :-)

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  13. Hey! Well done you! And count me in next year.
    Gina xx

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  14. Well done! Great you didn't get soaked too.

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  15. well done you- is something i mean to do every year and don't get around to either-you have inspired me. I hope you got a lovely warm glowy feeling afterwards!
    My god, digging allotments, power walking several km, what's next?!x

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  16. Well done Val!!

    I ran the Race for Life a fews years ago and the atmosphere is wonderful.

    I'll cheer you and Gina on from the bloggy sidelines next year :)

    xxxx

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  17. Oh well done. I too have often thought of doing this but so far haven't got off my backside and done it. Very well done for making the commitment, what a splendid achievement.

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  18. COngrats on taking part. Definitely up for the Cambridge team next year - count me in - I have a mummy tummy to lose! Mr P would be up for it too (he's quite a serious runner and I think gentlemen are now allowed if I'm not mistaken).

    I did the Race for Life on Hampstead Heath in its first year. It was fab.

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  19. I would have walked too.

    I am hoping to find something like this to do when we move back to the city.

    Which is not near Cambridge, unfortunately.

    Congratulations for this achievement and for such a wonderful cause.

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  20. You have my admiration for life -- no, not for doing something so noble as the walk/run (although that's great, too), but for revealing your rear view to the world. I have yet to be so bold... >;-D

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