A nine-strong group of Gerrans women completed the Cancer Research 2009 Race for life in Falmouth on Sunday (May 17th).
The women, who were running as part of the Royal Standard public house team (Gerrans), all finished the 5K course and were amongst 1750 women to walk, jog or run in aid of Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. All together the team managed to raise more than £1000 for charity.
The team also ran in support of family members suffering from cancer and especially in memory of their good friend John Turner, who died suddenly on May 15th.
Race for Life participant and Gerrans resident Debbie Wallis said;
“It was well worth it. You know you’re running for something important, but it’s also good fun and I’d like to do another one. You don’t have to be a runner, and some people walked”. Bobbie Mitchell, landlady of the Royal Standard in Gerrans, who also participated said; “Local people may have been wondering why there have been strange sightings of local women running around Gerrans over the last few months – the answer is it was all for a good cause, which was Cancer Research”.