On Saturday 14th July, over 35 Happy Feet runners gathered on Worcester Race Course, along with many others, to join Cancer Research UK's Race for Life 2019.
This year both women and men took part and it was brilliant to be part of such a great event.
Earlier in the year we started our Couch to 5k, we timed it so that people would be ready to take part in R4L if they wanted to. We were pleased that we had a great turn out of both new and experienced runners in the 5k event.
We also started a 5-10k development course at around the same time, so that runners who wanted to, could move up from 5k to 10k to take part in the longer run, again we had a great turn out.
On the day there were a lot of nervous runners, but the atmosphere at R4L is amazing and everyone soon settled, we did our normal Happy Feet warm-up and also joined in with the great event warm-up led by Megz.
The course was across the racecourse and round the paths, there were many marshalls encouraging us on the way round. The 10k was twice round and had an extra loop around the beautiful Gheluvelt Park for good measure.
At the end of the run there was a bell to ring, no time clock this year, that bell was rung many, many times by proud runners completing the course.
Race for Life is always a great event, there is lots to think about as Cancer is an unwelcome visitor in so many peoples lives.
Making sure you attend your screening and pay attention to any changes in your body is so important, although it's no guarantee, early detection does save lives!