GALLERY: Thousands take part in Race for Life at Ferry Meadows

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Thousands of women raised money for Cancer Research UK by taking part in Race for Life at Ferry Meadows yesterday evening (Tuesday, July 5).

Helped by the dry conditions, nearly 1,800 runners and walkers completed the 5km course in a dazzling display of pink.

First to cross the finishing line was Olivia Mead, followed by Katie Pinfold, but also celebrating was Angie Woollfall who turned 43 and had her own birthday hat for the occasion.

The event was hosted by Kev and Ros from Heart FM and the runners were warmed up by the Wildcats Academy.

Leander Platten, event manager, said: “It was awesome. Everything was really good - the weather was amazing, the atmosphere was great and the presenters were great.

“It was a really, really nice event.

“It had a real community feel and the volunteers were stars.”

The target amount for donations from the event is £95,000, and Leander said: “It’s crucial people return their sponsorship money.”

Earlier in the day, pupils from Stanground St John’s C of E Primary School took part in their own Race for Life.

Our photographer David Lowndes was there for both events and captured many of you in action.