It’s muddy fun as thousands turn out for Brighton Race for Life

Posted On 03 Jul 2016 at 11:22 pm
By James Napleton
Pictures by James Napleton and Tim Hodges

Thousands of women took part in the Race for Life in Brighton at the weekend in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Almost all of them wore at least a dash of pink – and some wore pink head to toe – as they walked or ran a conventional 5k or 10k in Stanmer Park.

Others went for the Pretty Muddy 5k obstacle course which included mud pits, a space hopper and, just before the finish line, a mudslide.


Lynn Daly, from Cancer Research UK, urged women to “help bring us one step closer to the day when all cancers are cured”.

The weekend events in Brighton are among about 150 Race for Life events where hundreds of thousands of women raise not just money but awareness about cancer.

Race for Life 2016-1 Picture by James Napleton

Sabrina MacDonald, 40, from London, said: “I have a friend who has cancer and she is starting treatment next week so it gave me the dedication. We’ve each got someone we know who is affected by it.

“It is for every level and every ability so if you want to go on ahead you can or if you want to trot or walk you can do that as well.”

Race for Life 2016-2 Picture by James Napleton

Nic Naish, from Worthing, said: “I am a cancer survivor and now I am a fitness instructor so I think everyone should just get up and do their bit and stay healthy.

“England may have its faults but it is a very charitable country. We show our best side when it comes to charity.”

Race for Life 2016-2 Picture by Tim Hodges

As well as the race there were stalls offering refreshments and activities for the runners, family and friends, including one staffed by Amanda’s Angels. They were working with Amanda Woodhouse who has a brain tumour.

Cancer Research UK said that the fundraising events were vital, with one in two people likely to develop cancer at some point in their lives.

Race for Life 2016-3 Picture by Tim Hodges

Race for Life 2016-7 Picture by Tim Hodges

Race for Life 2016-3 Picture by James Napleton

Race for Life 2016-4 Picture by James Napleton

Race for Life 2016-5 Picture by James Napleton

Race for Life 2016-4 Picture by Tim Hodges

Race for Life 2016-6 Picture by Tim Hodges

Amanda’s Angels

Race for Life 2016-5 Picture by Tim Hodges

 

  1. Michaela Reply

    Hiya I found a lost dog yesterday and handed it to the police at the event do u know if they managed to find its owner

  2. sara Reply

    HI, Do you have any picture for the run on Saturday , stanmer park?

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