Norwich Race for Life 2018 - can you spot yourself in our picture gallery?
PUBLISHED: 18:36 13 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:36 13 May 2018
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Thousands of runners got pretty muddy as Race for Life arrived in Norwich
Race for Life’s Pretty Muddy event saw hundreds of women and children tackle obstacle-filled race courses of either 5K or 10K at the Norfolk Showground.
Obstacles the runners had to overcome included crawling under netting, through tunnels, and scaling a giant mud-slicked slide.
Due to the muddy nature of the race it wouldn’t have mattered if it had rained, but the beautiful weather raised already high spirits on the day.
Race manager Gemma Turpin said: “Over the weekend we are going to see more than 6,000 ladies take part and raise over £395,000 for Cancer Research UK, so come down and see us, and thank you so much for all the money you’re raising.”
Many people attended the all-women event in memory of relatives or loved-ones.
Speaking before her race Vicky Morgan, from Norwich, said: “I’m doing Race For Life on behalf of my sister. My sister passed away a few years ago so this means a lot to me and it’s a really good cause.
“I’m a bit nervous because I haven’t done any training but we can do this!”
Lindy Sheridan, from Swanton Morley, said: “I’m doing the race today in honour of my sister who died of cervical cancer, also my mum-in-law who died of pancreatic cancer.
“And also I’m doing it to raise awareness and get more money we can donate to Cancer Research.”
However some simply took part for the fun of it. Charlotte McPherson, who took part in the children’s 5K race, said: “I’m feeling a little bit scared about this but I know I can do it and I like doing races so that’s why I’m going to do it.”
11-year-old Max Vott, from Costessey, came first in the children’s 5K for under 13s. He said: “I feel amazing, I just came out here to do it for my grandad and my great-nanny.”
Some groups of runners took an especially light-hearted approach to the day. The Have You Got A Rubber Duck group from Swaffham wore shower caps because: “We’re going for a nice muddy shower and we’re looking for a rubber duck.”
Cancer Research UK is a charity that raises money to fund scientists, doctors and nurses beat cancer, as well as provide cancer information to the public.
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