More than 5,000 women and girls ran, jogged and walked 5 kilometres for charity through the beautiful woods and meadows of Stanmner Park, Brighton, over the weekend.
Due to its popularity the Brighton Race For Life is now spread over two days and this year the weather was gloriously sunny on both the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, encouraging the carnival atomphere.
The annual charity run, in aid of Cancer Research UK, is a focal point in many people’s calendar. It’s about taking part and being part of something bigger, as many girls bring family, friends and an after-race picnic to enjoy in beautiful surroundings.
In a tremendously supportive atmosphere, every runner wears a dedication on their back which says who they are running for – some taking part in memory of a relative, friend or work colleague who has died, while others do it to celebrate a survival, even their own.
The race organisers estimated that the two day event would raise £200,000 in sponsorship for Cancer Research UK.
for loving male support crews to cheer the girls along and get out the pincic hampers.
‘I did all the training in foul cold weather’ panted one girl, ‘and now it’s the real thing we get a freak hot day!’