Runners thanked for ‘amazing achievements’ after braving the heat to help ‘beat cancer’

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

More than 1,000 women braved stifling heat to complete a charity fun run raising nearly £100,000 to help “beat cancer”.

Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life yesterday saw an estimated 1,250 entrants, many dressed in pink, complete a 5km route around Colchester’s Castle Park.

Event manager Megan Bailey said it was a “really brilliant day” with lots of friends and family groups “braving the heat” to take part.

“It was lovely to see and a real testament to the Race for Life spirit,” she added.

Ms Bailey said the total tally raised was expected to break £94,000, which will be used to fund pioneering research in the fight against cancer. “We just want to say a big thank you to everyone for their amazing achievements,” she added. “These wonderful people have helped bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

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Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA


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Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

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Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Team 21 supporting Nikki Dowling who is ran her 21st event Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

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