Can you spot yourself? Thousands of runners do their bit for charity in Race for Life at Norfolk Showground

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Thousands of fundraisers faced rain, mud and the spring sunshine to do their bit for charity in the Race for Life.

Runners from across Norfolk and Suffolk donned pink for the Cancer Research UK fundraisers on Saturday and Sunday.

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Drizzle and clouds were the backdrop for the 5km and 10km Pretty Muddy courses on Saturday, while the cloud broke and the sun appeared for Sunday's traditional events.

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

When asked who they were running in memory of, many groups gave the same answer: 'Too many.'

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

A group of 12 colleagues from Elmham Surgery, in North Elmham, took part in Saturday's muddy course, including Amanda Hillery.

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

'My mum in law fought cancer seven times, and it was eighth that beat her,' she said. 'I've lost my step brother, two very close family friends - too many people.'

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Sarah Lucas, from Wymondham, lost her sister Holly to cancer six years ago. She has run the Race for Life ever since.

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

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'It's a nice thing to be able to do - to know you're contributing in some way,' she said. 'It's been hard for our family, and we've lost other people.

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

'So many families are facing the same thing. Coming here is really moving.'

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

• See Monday's paper for full coverage.

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground.
Picture: James Bass

The Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Two Race for Life runners. Picture: Race for Life

Two Race for Life runners. Picture: Race for Life - Credit: Archant

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground.
May 2017.
Picture: James Bass Photogra

Pretty Muddy: Race for Life event at the Norfolk Showground. May 2017. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

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