Pictures From The 2013 Run For Life
June 30th 2013
The Pink Panther
Me, pretending I was going to run all the way.
A wax crayon costume
The Pink Panther sets off
I'm not sure who this is, but she placed well.
Louth athletics club had lots of well-placed entrants
Jill Makinson-Sanders and family
The men setting off
Jamie Pratt, again
Nick Marsh came second in the men's race
An emu, made of carpet
I have a bad feeling about this, Obi-Wan. Vader has beaten us all to the finish.
In the men's event, Jamie Pratt came first with a time of 16 minutes and something. He was swiftly followed by Nick Marsh, who won the race in 2011, and then James Larder. It makes my time of 42:34 look positively leisurely. Which it was, let's be honest.
I don't know who won the women's race yet, but Janine Stones was certainly somewhere near the head of the pack.
For me, though, the Run For Life isn't just about who wins or how fast you can go. The atmosphere is fantastic, but it always tears me up a little bit when I read all of the things people have written on their backs. There were people running in memory of someone close, or several people, or in celebration of how long they or other people have been clear of cancer. You have to be there to appreciate how many people are touched by cancer, and just how strongly people feel about beating it.
A lot of people were using the event to raise money through sponsorship forms. However, if you missed it you can always donate directly through Cancer Research UK's website.
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