UPDATE WITH FULL VIDEO: Hundreds take part in Race for Life in Poole Park

UPDATE WITH FULL VIDEO: Hundreds take part in Race for Life in Poole Park

The afternoon Poole Race for Life

Warming up for the first Race for Life this morning

The afternoon 5K

Pink ladies get on their marks for Poole's Race For Life

Race for Life underway in Poole Park

Runners cross the finish line in the 11am event

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POOLE'S second Race for Life of the day got underway this afternoon, with thousands of women doing their bit to beat cancer.

A sea of pink swept across Poole Park as runners, joggers and walkers made their way along the 5km course.

More than 2,000 people set-off at 11am for the first race of the day and 750 took part in the afternoon race at 2.30pm.

Elsa Charlwood,12, was first over the finishing line this morning with an impressive time of 20 minutes.

And 14-year-old Zoe Stiby finished first in this afternoon's race.

Elsa, who is currently ranked the second best runner in Dorset for the under 13 girls, said she was very proud.

The Castle Court School student added: “I was running for my grandad, Paul Frank, who I never got to meet.

“It was pretty hard because of the sun but I thought it was a nice route.”

George Smith from Poole, who was diagnosed with cancer three months ago, said she was determined to complete the course.

The 39-year-old, who ran alongside family friend Abbie Sewell, 17, and their pet dogs Milo and Skye, said it was the third time she had taken part.

She said: “I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to do it. I’m going into hospital in a couple of weeks to have a tumour removed but I was determined to do it.

“We finished in 44 minutes which I was really pleased with.”

Event organiser Liz Frisby said Poole Race For Life 2014 had been a huge success.

“It’s been amazing,” she said.

“The Poole ladies always do brilliantly. They’re all dressed up, they look fab and they’ve all had a brilliant time.”

Mrs Frisby urged everyone who took part in today’s event to ensure they return their sponsorship money to Cancer Research UK.

She said: “One in three people don’t return their sponsorship money. It’s so important.

“It’s the thing that makes a massive difference. They can really think of themselves as someone who’s saving lives when they send that money back.”

Last week an army of mums, grandmothers, wives, sisters and daughters donned pink and raced along Bournemouth Seafront united in the mission to conquer cancer. 

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events, in partnership with Tesco, raise millions of pounds every year to fund life-saving research.

All the details at raceforlife.org

We'll have galleries of pictures for the two events on Monday when pictures will be available to buy.

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2:35pm Sun 22 Jun 14

flowerfairy05 says...

I've just done my 1st Race for Life and I wanted to thank all the people who were spectating who cheered and waved us all on, it really helped! Also thanks must go to Heart with their amazing commentary and encouragement,all the volunteers,marshalls and all the sponsors. Well done to all the other ladies and children who did it too, I'm so proud I was part of the army of pink who took part today. For you Grandad x
I've just done my 1st Race for Life and I wanted to thank all the people who were spectating who cheered and waved us all on, it really helped! Also thanks must go to Heart with their amazing commentary and encouragement,all the volunteers,marshalls and all the sponsors. Well done to all the other ladies and children who did it too, I'm so proud I was part of the army of pink who took part today. For you Grandad x flowerfairy05
  • Score: 6

3:03pm Sun 22 Jun 14

hamworthygirl says...

flowerfairy05 wrote:
I've just done my 1st Race for Life and I wanted to thank all the people who were spectating who cheered and waved us all on, it really helped! Also thanks must go to Heart with their amazing commentary and encouragement,all the volunteers,marshalls and all the sponsors. Well done to all the other ladies and children who did it too, I'm so proud I was part of the army of pink who took part today. For you Grandad x
Well done my great nieces were there today raising awareness and money which is what we want. I will do it very year for as long as I can.
[quote][p][bold]flowerfairy05[/bold] wrote: I've just done my 1st Race for Life and I wanted to thank all the people who were spectating who cheered and waved us all on, it really helped! Also thanks must go to Heart with their amazing commentary and encouragement,all the volunteers,marshalls and all the sponsors. Well done to all the other ladies and children who did it too, I'm so proud I was part of the army of pink who took part today. For you Grandad x[/p][/quote]Well done my great nieces were there today raising awareness and money which is what we want. I will do it very year for as long as I can. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 3

3:10pm Sun 22 Jun 14

keith milton says...

there are plenty of cures for cancer,but only for the elites

just a shame so many people are brainwashed,

and if you think this fundraising money goes to the charities and people you are raising it for,i feel sorry for you.

this money goes into the pockets politicians and the big companies they are on the board of.
there are plenty of cures for cancer,but only for the elites just a shame so many people are brainwashed, and if you think this fundraising money goes to the charities and people you are raising it for,i feel sorry for you. this money goes into the pockets politicians and the big companies they are on the board of. keith milton
  • Score: -9

4:12pm Sun 22 Jun 14

LouLouR says...

keith milton wrote:
there are plenty of cures for cancer,but only for the elites

just a shame so many people are brainwashed,

and if you think this fundraising money goes to the charities and people you are raising it for,i feel sorry for you.

this money goes into the pockets politicians and the big companies they are on the board of.
How sad that somebody can be so negative when do many have put so much effort in to such a worthy cause. I know so many people that have been effected by cance, and I'm pleased to say that thanks to the research that has been taking place, they have survived, and I'm 100% sure they would not class themselves as elite.
As a child I remember being told that if you've nothing nice to say, don't say anything - think this applies here.
I'm proud I took part this morning and helped to kick cancers butt!!!!
[quote][p][bold]keith milton[/bold] wrote: there are plenty of cures for cancer,but only for the elites just a shame so many people are brainwashed, and if you think this fundraising money goes to the charities and people you are raising it for,i feel sorry for you. this money goes into the pockets politicians and the big companies they are on the board of.[/p][/quote]How sad that somebody can be so negative when do many have put so much effort in to such a worthy cause. I know so many people that have been effected by cance, and I'm pleased to say that thanks to the research that has been taking place, they have survived, and I'm 100% sure they would not class themselves as elite. As a child I remember being told that if you've nothing nice to say, don't say anything - think this applies here. I'm proud I took part this morning and helped to kick cancers butt!!!! LouLouR
  • Score: 11

6:22pm Sun 22 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

LouLouR wrote:
keith milton wrote:
there are plenty of cures for cancer,but only for the elites

just a shame so many people are brainwashed,

and if you think this fundraising money goes to the charities and people you are raising it for,i feel sorry for you.

this money goes into the pockets politicians and the big companies they are on the board of.
How sad that somebody can be so negative when do many have put so much effort in to such a worthy cause. I know so many people that have been effected by cance, and I'm pleased to say that thanks to the research that has been taking place, they have survived, and I'm 100% sure they would not class themselves as elite.
As a child I remember being told that if you've nothing nice to say, don't say anything - think this applies here.
I'm proud I took part this morning and helped to kick cancers butt!!!!
Ignore Keith Milton he only comes on here to talk about ridiculous conspiracy throries to do with religion, masons, higher echelons of politics etc, total nonsence, total loon.

Back to your internet forums now Keith the Adults are talking.

Well done to all involved in the run, great effort!
[quote][p][bold]LouLouR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keith milton[/bold] wrote: there are plenty of cures for cancer,but only for the elites just a shame so many people are brainwashed, and if you think this fundraising money goes to the charities and people you are raising it for,i feel sorry for you. this money goes into the pockets politicians and the big companies they are on the board of.[/p][/quote]How sad that somebody can be so negative when do many have put so much effort in to such a worthy cause. I know so many people that have been effected by cance, and I'm pleased to say that thanks to the research that has been taking place, they have survived, and I'm 100% sure they would not class themselves as elite. As a child I remember being told that if you've nothing nice to say, don't say anything - think this applies here. I'm proud I took part this morning and helped to kick cancers butt!!!![/p][/quote]Ignore Keith Milton he only comes on here to talk about ridiculous conspiracy throries to do with religion, masons, higher echelons of politics etc, total nonsence, total loon. Back to your internet forums now Keith the Adults are talking. Well done to all involved in the run, great effort! boardsandphotos
  • Score: 3

8:07pm Sun 22 Jun 14

hamworthygirl says...

LouLouR wrote:
keith milton wrote:
there are plenty of cures for cancer,but only for the elites

just a shame so many people are brainwashed,

and if you think this fundraising money goes to the charities and people you are raising it for,i feel sorry for you.

this money goes into the pockets politicians and the big companies they are on the board of.
How sad that somebody can be so negative when do many have put so much effort in to such a worthy cause. I know so many people that have been effected by cance, and I'm pleased to say that thanks to the research that has been taking place, they have survived, and I'm 100% sure they would not class themselves as elite.
As a child I remember being told that if you've nothing nice to say, don't say anything - think this applies here.
I'm proud I took part this morning and helped to kick cancers butt!!!!
My mother had cancer in 1975 when she was 50 and thanks to continuing research she survived that and again with breast cancer when she was 70 she passed away when she succumbed to liver cancer in the end . We got to have for 26 more years thanks to the tireless efforts of scientists and fund raisers like yourself well done.
[quote][p][bold]LouLouR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keith milton[/bold] wrote: there are plenty of cures for cancer,but only for the elites just a shame so many people are brainwashed, and if you think this fundraising money goes to the charities and people you are raising it for,i feel sorry for you. this money goes into the pockets politicians and the big companies they are on the board of.[/p][/quote]How sad that somebody can be so negative when do many have put so much effort in to such a worthy cause. I know so many people that have been effected by cance, and I'm pleased to say that thanks to the research that has been taking place, they have survived, and I'm 100% sure they would not class themselves as elite. As a child I remember being told that if you've nothing nice to say, don't say anything - think this applies here. I'm proud I took part this morning and helped to kick cancers butt!!!![/p][/quote]My mother had cancer in 1975 when she was 50 and thanks to continuing research she survived that and again with breast cancer when she was 70 she passed away when she succumbed to liver cancer in the end . We got to have for 26 more years thanks to the tireless efforts of scientists and fund raisers like yourself well done. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 3

9:49pm Sun 22 Jun 14

pete woodley says...

I have Prostate and Bladder cancer.For over 10 years i have been grateful to the doctors at RBH.However i have no idea what part Cancer Research have played,but can assume a great deal.So i am very pleased to see the support it gets.
I have Prostate and Bladder cancer.For over 10 years i have been grateful to the doctors at RBH.However i have no idea what part Cancer Research have played,but can assume a great deal.So i am very pleased to see the support it gets. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

8:25am Mon 23 Jun 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

Well done to all those who took part and all those who turned up to give them the support they deserved, despite Mr Harris trying to put a downer on it, it is great to see so many people getting together for a worthy cause.
Well done to all those who took part and all those who turned up to give them the support they deserved, despite Mr Harris trying to put a downer on it, it is great to see so many people getting together for a worthy cause. Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 1

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