Ladies Who Run… for Cancer Research

03.05.12: A group of four South Central Cornwall ladies will be running for the benefit of Cancer Research UK.

Rita Day, Michelle Borrie, Bobbie Mitchell and Roney Toms will be hitting the streets of Falmouth on Sunday May 13th in the Race for Life event and have been hard in training for months.

Michelle Borrie told Roseland Online, “I am inspired by a friend who is undergoing treatment for cancer and is a regular visitor to the Roseland. I’m a first time runner and although I needed a little persuasion to start, I have actually enjoyed training for the race and hope to keep it up.”

Rita Day added, “I first ran in memory of my mother, who lost her fight with cancer. It is a very positive way to celebrate a life and you know that the money raised is making a difference.”

Today, twice as many people survive cancer as they did forty years ago and Cancer Research UK has been a major part of that change. Each runner wears a pink sign on their back “I race for life for…” and then they write their own words underneath.

The race start is traditionally quite emotional with women remembering why they are running and reading the backs of other runners. But once race is off the 5 kilometre run becomes more of a party atmosphere with laughter all the way. There are a huge range of ages and abilities but mostly it’s about getting round together.

Roney told us, “When I was first asked to join the race, my reply was “I don’t do running!” This will be my third race and I even fitted in a 10k race for the same cause!”

And Bobbie added, “I’ve run every year since 2002 and I’m looking forward to another 10 years!”

We wish them all the very best of luck and you can donate either at AR Days Butcher in Portscath village, at the Royal Standard pub in Gerrans or online by clicking here.

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