Charity runners create sea of pink in Barnstaple

A SEA of pink descended on the Seven Brethren Bank in Barnstaple yesterday (Sunday) morning as 2,600 women turned up for the Race for Life charity event. Families, friends, work colleagues, children, grandmothers – runners and walkers of all ages and abil

A SEA of pink descended on the Seven Brethren Bank in Barnstaple yesterday (Sunday) morning as 2,600 women turned up for the Race for Life charity event.

Families, friends, work colleagues, children, grandmothers - runners and walkers of all ages and abilities tackled the five kilometre course from the Tarka Tennis Centre along the Tarka Trail and back through Rock Park to raise sponsorship.

Most did so also in memory of loved ones and some completed the course despite suffering or recovering from cancer themselves.

They turned up mainly in pink and many in fancy dress - and between them it is hoped they will have raised around �86,000 for cancer charities.


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Organiser Lisa Carrotte said: "It was a really good turnout. They were not frightened off by the weather. Although we had showers at the start the weather perked up and really helped make the morning. This year we had everyone in one race rather than morning and afternoon events and this helped to create a tremendous atmosphere. All went well, without any major problems, just a few blisters.

For more picture and full story see Wednesday’s North Devon Gazette.

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Video by Ryan Martin of RAMUK69 Films - visit You Tube for more of Ryan's films of the event.

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