On Saturday 21st June, I travelled to the beautiful Clumber Park with my family (they were my cheering party for the day) and joined thousands of other women and children in the Cancer UK Race For Life. I was quite nervous when we arrived but the atmosphere was brilliant. Knowing everyone there was raising money for such a worthwhile cause was amazing. I cried during the minute silence, it was a very emotional day, but lining up to start the race I was more determined than ever.
I must admit, I didn't run the course, more of a quick pace with a sprint at the end, but it was an achievement nonetheless. I'd like to take on the challenge again and run next time. I hadn't realised that being in the middle of the 'walkers' section would be a little too slow for me (my Mum thinks I walk at a ridiculous pace!) Next time I'd like to be just behind the joggers so I at least have a choice whether to run or not. My fitness levels have improved dramatically over the last few months with the added bonus of losing 11lbs in weight so far (without a diet!)
The very best thing though is that I have so far raised £340.00 and still have some donations to come in. I am thrilled to have reached this amount as my initial target was only £100.00...I wasn't sure anyone would sponsor me!
I would like to say an enormous thank you to all those that have donated and hope that the money raised will go some way to funding research to end this vile disease once and for all.