Friday 18 July 2014

Race for Life 2014

On Sunday I am running the Race for Life in Lancaster. This year for the first time I am doing it with my little boy - I only realised whilst taking part last year that younger boys (under 13) can take part. He was miffed when his big sister was allowed to run with me at Preston last year and I had told him he wasn't allowed. When I did my second event at Heaton Park he came to cheer me on but he wasn't really up to running the distance last year (nor was I!!).

So this year we have done a little bit of training - not that he is keen on non competitive running. He has also done the Grasmere Gallop with me although he hit a wall at 4km and struggled to keep going. The course is apparently partially hilly (not surprising when the university is on a hill), this should be a lot easier than the gallop which had a long ascent.

Of course this is all about raising money to fight cancer and my son is doing it for his Nanny that he never met. She died of cancer just before I married and so my children only know her through stories and photographs.

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  1. Lindsey Kettle19 July 2014 at 10:51

    This looks like a great day out. We went to our local carnival a couple of weekends ago and it was great fun but the rides were so expensive! Great idea to set them a budget! The parade looks brilliant and I love the fact that people were decorating prams too :) x #countrykids

  2. Coombe Mill (Fiona)19 July 2014 at 15:15

    This makes our small village carnivals look very unimpressive! What a great turn-out and it's very evident the amount of work that has gone into the costumes. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  3. Its an expensive time of year so have to budget! it was a lovely community feel

  4. its a small village with a big heart! they have people from all the local communities including towns taking part


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