at Poole Park Dorset In aid of Cancer Research UK
28.06.2009 - 28.06.2009 20 °C
Today Laura, Karen, Katie and Tracey ran the race for life in memory of Lois at Poole Park in Dorset. I was so proud to see them put the effort in for a good cause such as cancer research. It was very moving.
Before the race, the girls were quite nervous, eyeing up the competition and talking about trying to break 45 minutes for the course. They all wore their numbers with pictures of Lois proudly on their shirts:
Not only did the girls complete the course, but they breezed in on the 36 minute mark, and that after owning up to walking a little bit. I reckon they could have done a sub-30 minute time if they'd put their minds to it, but at least they have now set the benchmark for the next time.
The announcers stated that there were 1,750 ladies running today:
and that they had raised £94,000 in total. This was boosted by Laura's immense efforts at raising funds, she managed to get over £1,000, and Karen, Katie and Tracey got another £200+ which is credit to all of you out there who were kind to donate to this worthy cause. Thank you very much everyone. Lois would have been proud! I know I am.
Here's a picture of Laura at the finish line:
and proudly shows off her medal a few minutes later:
Well done to all of you. You made me proud.