09:55AM, Tuesday 09 June 2015
An ‘army of women’ descended on Royal Windsor Racecourse at the weekend for the Cancer Research UK Race for Life.
The event, which saw about 2,000 runners complete the 5k course over Saturday and Sunday, is expected to have raised about £250,000 by the time all donations have been collected.
The quickest athletes were able to cross the finish line in about 20 minutes, while one competitor took almost two hours to walk the route – and was due to have labour induced on Monday.
Summing up the event, organiser Fiona Miller, area events manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “I want to give a massive thank you at all our volunteers on the day who helped us out.
“They arrived at about 6am on the Saturday and a lot of them worked through till 2pm on the Sunday to help me get packed up.
“It was such a lovely weekend – the supporters were really up for it and the volunteers were a pleasure to work with.”
Next year’s race has already been scheduled for Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, next year.
Anyone interested in signing up now can get £5 off their entry fee by texting 5WINSAT or 5WINSUN to 80500.
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