Five boot camp girls are getting set to run

PUBLISHED: 09:33 18 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:42 18 June 2010

Pink Ribbon Run team training at Royston leisure centre. (l-r) their trainer, Gemma Burge (fitness manager), Alice Barnes, Debbie Brightman, Michelle Bonfield, Janet Hughes and Nicola Grahame.

Pink Ribbon Run team training at Royston leisure centre. (l-r) their trainer, Gemma Burge (fitness manager), Alice Barnes, Debbie Brightman, Michelle Bonfield, Janet Hughes and Nicola Grahame.

Daniel Wilson

Fat fighters taking part in the Pink Ribbon Run/Walk

A GROUP of women who attend a weekly fat fighting “boot camp” are limbering up for Royston’s Pink Ribbon run/walk.

The five are part of Royston Leisure Centre’s inch loss boot camp, which was started last year by the leisure centre’s fitness manager, Gemma Burge.

Between them they have now lost 20in from their waists, and will be taking part in the Pink Ribbon event on June 27 to raise cash for Marie Curie cancer care.

Gemma said she was delighted to have so many members of the Leisure Centre putting their training to such good use.

A spokesman for the centre added: “This team has lost a combined total of 20in from their waists and had lots of fun getting fit at the same time.

“Meeting weekly the boot camp ladies, who proudly wear their yellow Royston Leisure Centre Inch Loss Boot Camp T-shirts, have been focusing on nutrition, exercise and each week bring a food diary and set goals under Gemma’s guidance.”

Michelle Bonfield, who is a member of the boot camp team, has taken part in the event before, but said: “This year as a member of the Inch Loss team I want to enjoy my new found fitness and raise money for Marie Curie too.”

There is still time to register for the popular Therfield Heath event, which has raised over £100,000 for cancer charities in the past three years.

It begins at 11am on June 27, and is open to men, women and children. Entry costs £12 for an adult to register and £6 for children under 16, and the entry fee includes a T-shirt as well as a medal and goody bag on finishing.

There are some great fund-raising prizes up for grabs, as well as awards for the best fancy dress and a new category, best dressed buggy.

Entry forms are available from the Crow offices in Angel Pavement, Royston Leisure Centre, Royston Library, and many local shops.

You can also enter online at www.pinkribbonrunwalk.co.uk

For more information call 01763 248509.

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