|Team Oh Marvellous!|
It's very emotional when women come together in this kind of way. We are excellent at supporting each other and expressing our sadness and joy. Reading all the messages people put on their backs is a stark reminder of just how many people are affected by cancer. These days it seems that everyone you know has been touched by it in some way. I'm holding onto the thought that research and development in drugs etc seems to be improving in leaps and bounds, so I reckon in another 10 years time the picture will have changed and their certainly will be fewer cancer related deaths. But the research could not take place without funding and events such as Race for Life are vital.
That's why I am so proud to say that our team has raised in excess of £3,000!!! And, just to be cheeky, its not too late to sponsor me and the Team - just click here to go to my JustGiving page.
The Race itself took a route through a park I have been visiting since I was baby. It holds many special memories for me and is a very beautiful place, especially the forest at the back. So peaceful and calm, I shall definitely be exploring the pathways again with my own children. If it weren't for my friends walking with me, I could easily have dawdled the route and ended up right at the back, but thanks to a friend being a very good pace-maker I pushed myself, especially up the hills and felt all the better for it. And we made certain we didn't come through the finish line last! Some of my Team, including my 10 year old nephew, actually ran the whole thing - very impressive! Maybe that is what I should aim for next year?
We all received a medal for our efforts along with a goodie bag and some water. We ended this memorable evening by popping some corks on some bubbly and raising a glass to each other for me being SO MARVELLOUS!! I am truly grateful to everyone who supported me either my joining my team or sponsoring us. Now, I need to go have a snooze and then soak these aching muscles! xx