Thousands of women support Race for Life in Stamford

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MORE than 2,000 women did their bit in the fight against cancer by taking part in the Race for Life.

Burghley Park in Stamford was awash with pink as 2,800 women walked, jogged or ran the 5km event on Sunday. The previous day, 600 women took part in the 10km route through the grounds of the stately home.

The races began with a warm-up led by fitness trainer Sonia Cullington and a performance by dancers from Jem’s Hip Hop.

At both events, there were stalls offering massages and selling refreshments and Race for Life merchandise.

Events manager Gemma Cookham said: “It was a really fantastic weekend and there was a great atmosphere at both events.

“I think the weather could have been a little bit nicer to us because it was quite windy but luckily it stayed dry for all the women taking part.

“We were really pleased with the success of the weekend and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part.”

Every participant received a medal and a goodie bag at the end of the race.

The two events are expected to raise more than £300,000 for Cancer Research UK and Gemma urged all the participants to now concentrate on getting their sponsorship money together to send to the charity.