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VIDEO: Race For Life turns Rotherham pink

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Hundreds of women of all ages turned Rotherham pink as they ran the Race For Life in aid of Cancer Research.

More than 1,100 women and girls - and even a couple of pet dogs - took part in the race at Herringthorpe Stadium this morning.

The baking heat did not stop many of the participants running the five kilometre course in about 30 minutes.

Anne-Marie Handsworth, aged 49 and from Rotherham, has run the race for the last three years in memory of her sister, Jean Naylor.

She said: “I’ve been running it for three years in memory of my sister Jean, who passed away from cancer.

“My time was 25 minutes and 44 seconds which is my best time yet.

“I will continue to run the race in her memory, and when I can’t run any more I will walk the course. I’ll always do it.”

Emma Colbourne, the race organiser in Rotherham, said the event had been ‘fantastic.’

She added: “We hope to raise about £77,155 here, which is fantastic.

“The races in Yorkshire are always great. Everyone is always so friendly and they get great support.”

For a full report and photographs from the event see tomorrow’s Star.

 

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