Over a thousand runners began the 10 k run at Delamere Forest in Cheshire to raise funds for Cancer Research on Sunday. Here they are lining up for the start - my 29 year old daughter is one of them. I went along to keep her company on the 100 mile round trip there and back, and to cheer her on along the course ( No, I am not up to running 10 k - I could walk it but I am not built for running!!) I did manage to walk through the woods and cheer her on at the half-way point. She finished in just over an hour and was mighty pleased with herself.
Most of the runners yesterday had messages on their backs saying who they were running to remember or cancer survivors to be thankful for. Today I heard the sad news that a young friend, only 27, has cancer which has already progressed to her liver and lungs. It certainly put our problems in perspective and made us really glad that we made the effort to go yesterday and thus raise a few pounds to help beat this hideous disease.