UPDATE WITH FULL VIDEO: Runners in the pink today for Bournemouth's Race For Life

UPDATE WITH FULL VIDEO: Runners in the pink today for Bournemouth's Race For Life

Ladies gathering this morning for the event. Pic: Sally Adams

Rachel Chard, from New Milton, with daughter Emily-Mai

Coming over the line in the 10k event. Pic: Sally Adams

Ready to go for the 10k event. Pic: Sally Adams

Running the 10k race. Pic: Sally Adams

Runners finishing the 10k race. Pic: Sally Adams

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THOUSANDS of women, children and pooches dressed in pink crossed the finish line of the Race for Life in Bournemouth this morning.

Held to raise awareness, fundraising and support for Cancer Research, people from across the county tied up their trainers and donned pink vests, hair bands, tutus and more to take on either the 5k or 10k events.

Bournemouth seafront came alive in a sea of pink, as thousands of people warmed up, heard inspirational stories from those who have fought cancer, and shared a moment’s silence for those who had lost their battle.

See a full list of runners here: Bournemouth Race For Life 2014.xlsx

Natasha Cole was part of a team of around 30 people taking part in the Race for Life in support of her daughter, Heidi Crowhurst, who died aged 28, following a battle with cancer.

She said: "We have been selling t-shirts, fundraising at the Queen's Park pub, and doing everything we can to raise money for Cancer Research."

Gemma Mills, who was another member of Team Heidi, said: "I am really pleased because I have beaten my target of £200 for the charity, with money still coming in from friends and family."

Katie Groves, 16, Nicola Groves, 43, Chloe Groves, 11, from Mudeford, and Sasha Woodward, 16, from Bashley, were also due to take part.

Katie said: "I am doing this because I lost two of my friends, Karen Andrews, and my neighbour, Moira Stirland, to cancer. My uncle, Gary Rafferty, also beat it after having cancer in his leg."

 

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8:43am Sun 15 Jun 14

JustForPoole says...

I trust the "travellers" will have been moved on, so this excellent event continues unhindered???
I trust the "travellers" will have been moved on, so this excellent event continues unhindered??? JustForPoole
  • Score: 3

11:01am Sun 15 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

Well done ladies, it's for a worthy cause and collectively you have turned it into a fun event.
Well done ladies, it's for a worthy cause and collectively you have turned it into a fun event. rubberbandman5
  • Score: 8

3:22pm Sun 15 Jun 14

MotorbikeSam says...

i thought our country`s law did allow blatant sexism ?????
but of course only females get cancer !!!
hopefully the EU will ensure this the last of the women only runs and next year we can al join in !!
i thought our country`s law did allow blatant sexism ????? but of course only females get cancer !!! hopefully the EU will ensure this the last of the women only runs and next year we can al join in !! MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -14

4:49pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Bambamthe1st says...

MotorbikeSam wrote:
i thought our country`s law did allow blatant sexism ?????
but of course only females get cancer !!!
hopefully the EU will ensure this the last of the women only runs and next year we can al join in !!
Knob!!
[quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: i thought our country`s law did allow blatant sexism ????? but of course only females get cancer !!! hopefully the EU will ensure this the last of the women only runs and next year we can al join in !![/p][/quote]Knob!! Bambamthe1st
  • Score: 4

4:58pm Sun 15 Jun 14

yasinac says...

MotorbikeSam wrote:
i thought our country`s law did allow blatant sexism ?????
but of course only females get cancer !!!
hopefully the EU will ensure this the last of the women only runs and next year we can al join in !!
You really are quite vile, there are plenty of initiatives to raise awareness of male cancers, this happens to be a race for women's cancer. I think you'll find it's not a competition, no one wants it but we're all affected by it.
[quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: i thought our country`s law did allow blatant sexism ????? but of course only females get cancer !!! hopefully the EU will ensure this the last of the women only runs and next year we can al join in !![/p][/quote]You really are quite vile, there are plenty of initiatives to raise awareness of male cancers, this happens to be a race for women's cancer. I think you'll find it's not a competition, no one wants it but we're all affected by it. yasinac
  • Score: 8

6:27pm Sun 15 Jun 14

abc100 says...

yasinac wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
i thought our country`s law did allow blatant sexism ?????
but of course only females get cancer !!!
hopefully the EU will ensure this the last of the women only runs and next year we can al join in !!
You really are quite vile, there are plenty of initiatives to raise awareness of male cancers, this happens to be a race for women's cancer. I think you'll find it's not a competition, no one wants it but we're all affected by it.
I've just returned home from the race for life in which my wife and sister in laws have taken part and done themselves very proud, it was a fantastic atmosphere and every single person that took part should be very proud of themselves, so what if it was for women only, that is a good thing, the last thing the event needed was a load of blokes trying to outdo each other, we have plenty of other things we can do to make prats of ourselves without ruining it for ladies !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: i thought our country`s law did allow blatant sexism ????? but of course only females get cancer !!! hopefully the EU will ensure this the last of the women only runs and next year we can al join in !![/p][/quote]You really are quite vile, there are plenty of initiatives to raise awareness of male cancers, this happens to be a race for women's cancer. I think you'll find it's not a competition, no one wants it but we're all affected by it.[/p][/quote]I've just returned home from the race for life in which my wife and sister in laws have taken part and done themselves very proud, it was a fantastic atmosphere and every single person that took part should be very proud of themselves, so what if it was for women only, that is a good thing, the last thing the event needed was a load of blokes trying to outdo each other, we have plenty of other things we can do to make prats of ourselves without ruining it for ladies !!!!! abc100
  • Score: 8

6:36pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Understated says...

i did the 10K this morning. took us most of the way down to southbourne beach and back again. one woman behind me did it with crutches. thats dedication

i got home with blisters on my feet, and despite drinking lots i have a killer headache!
need to get more sponsors next year i hope!
bring on next year!!
i did the 10K this morning. took us most of the way down to southbourne beach and back again. one woman behind me did it with crutches. thats dedication i got home with blisters on my feet, and despite drinking lots i have a killer headache! need to get more sponsors next year i hope! bring on next year!! Understated
  • Score: 2

7:20pm Sun 15 Jun 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

MotorbikeSam wrote:
i thought our country`s law did allow blatant sexism ?????
but of course only females get cancer !!!
hopefully the EU will ensure this the last of the women only runs and next year we can al join in !!
Why? 5 kilometres? I do that walking to the train station and back each day!
.
It's not exactly a challenge but the reason I would not sponsor or donate are the huge salaries in Cancer Research. Paul Nurse for example is paid £100k. The charity only make a about a million in fundraising and donations.
.
That's 10% lining just one mans pockets!
[quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: i thought our country`s law did allow blatant sexism ????? but of course only females get cancer !!! hopefully the EU will ensure this the last of the women only runs and next year we can al join in !![/p][/quote]Why? 5 kilometres? I do that walking to the train station and back each day! . It's not exactly a challenge but the reason I would not sponsor or donate are the huge salaries in Cancer Research. Paul Nurse for example is paid £100k. The charity only make a about a million in fundraising and donations. . That's 10% lining just one mans pockets! HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -5

2:15am Mon 16 Jun 14

hamworthygirl says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
i thought our country`s law did allow blatant sexism ?????
but of course only females get cancer !!!
hopefully the EU will ensure this the last of the women only runs and next year we can al join in !!
Why? 5 kilometres? I do that walking to the train station and back each day!
.
It's not exactly a challenge but the reason I would not sponsor or donate are the huge salaries in Cancer Research. Paul Nurse for example is paid £100k. The charity only make a about a million in fundraising and donations.
.
That's 10% lining just one mans pockets!
Ahh HRH mice to see your making the same comments as last year wouldnt be the same without that.. Also to those moaning about its a women only event there were men in the race yesterday.
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: i thought our country`s law did allow blatant sexism ????? but of course only females get cancer !!! hopefully the EU will ensure this the last of the women only runs and next year we can al join in !![/p][/quote]Why? 5 kilometres? I do that walking to the train station and back each day! . It's not exactly a challenge but the reason I would not sponsor or donate are the huge salaries in Cancer Research. Paul Nurse for example is paid £100k. The charity only make a about a million in fundraising and donations. . That's 10% lining just one mans pockets![/p][/quote]Ahh HRH mice to see your making the same comments as last year wouldnt be the same without that.. Also to those moaning about its a women only event there were men in the race yesterday. hamworthygirl
  • Score: -1

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