Race for Life 2013 in pictures

Julie Roper, Julie Justin and Maxine Greaves

Julie Roper, Julie Justin and Maxine Greaves

Archant

THOUSANDS of women will wear pink and brave the hot weather this morning (Sunday) for the Stevenage Race for Life.

Race for Life at Welwyn Garden CityRace for Life at Welwyn Garden City

The annual fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research UK starts at 11am with runners and walkers setting off on either 5km or 10km routes around Fairlands Valley Park.

Stanborough Park, in Welwyn Garden City, was awash with pink last month, as thousands of women packed in for the Welwyn Hatfield Race For Life.

Organisers say the event exceeded expectations. It is hoped the event will top the charity’s £135,000 fundraising target.

Area event manager Rachel Parratt told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “It was absolutely amazing, we were really, really pleased.

Jade Taylor, Kim Taylor, Jill Elwood, Emma Taylor and Cindy TaylorJade Taylor, Kim Taylor, Jill Elwood, Emma Taylor and Cindy Taylor

“We had more than our target of 2,100 competitors.

“It wasn’t a race, it was an enjoyable day out.”

A whopping 2,295 runners took part in the showpiece event.

As our pictures – taken by our photographer Harry Hubbard – show, women donned a wide variety of creative outfits as they took on the 5km course.

Rachel said: “We had a wide age range – there were even little babies who went around with their mums.

“There were a lot of groups taking part as well, the biggest group had about 100 members, who raised a lot of money between them.”

She added: “We’ve had amazing feedback, I was really, really pleased.”

This year’s turnout topped the 2012 figure, which saw 2,126 women take part, raising a bumper £140,000 for the fight against cancer.

* To see pictures from the Race for Life run, visit the galleries above right.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 14:48
Orjan and Ulf Weston in combat at Royston Museum's Viking Day. Picture: Clive Porter

A Norse-style takeover saw more than 200 visitors flock to Royston and District Museum on Saturday for some family-friendly fun.

Mon, 17:48
Museum Assistant Jenny Benton took part in a pirate themed craft day at Royston Museum.

There was plenty of treasure to be discovered at Royston Museum on Wednesday as they held a pirate-themed craft session.

Mon, 08:29
Callum Constant won a silver medal at the UK Street Dance Championships.

A freestyle dancer from Royston has fought off tough competition to win his first-ever medal in a national final – and he’s never had a dance lesson in his life.

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Melbourn Cadet Matthew Karner has become a Royal Navy Officer after an intense training programme in Devon. Picture: Craig Keating

A navy cadet from Melbourn has celebrated his commissioning as a Royal Navy officer in front of family and friends at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Devon.

”North

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up