Peterborough Race for Life raises £100k as men take part for first time

Race for Life in Peterborough is set to raise a huge £100,000 after more than 2,000 people descended on Ferry Meadows on Sunday - including men for the first time.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 9:30 am
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The annual fundraiser for Cancer Research UK includes a 5k and 10k course, with women, men, children and dogs all running, jogging or walking there way around, mostly in a sea of pink. Race organiser Emily Rowling said: “Participants took in a lovely view of the lake! We had 2,100 people take part and we are hoping to raise £97,700, which we are on track for. We had a lovely mix of male and female, kids and dogs, taking part - it was a real family event. It was a nice temperature and everyone had a lovely time. It was really nice to see men taking part this year for the first time. They want to be involved in beating cancer sooner.” The first person over the line was Chris Martin, while the leading female in the 5k race was 19-year-old Katy Chan, a former pupil at The King’s School, who was running on behalf of teachers, friends and her grandad. Emily is calling on participants to make sure they pay in all the money they have been pledged for taking part in the race. Next year’s Race for Life takes place at Ferry Meadows on Sunday, June 28. Pretty Muddy also takes place in Stamford on Saturday, May 30 next year.

Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. Evie Lavallin with sons Haddon and Harley EMN-190630-165255009
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Katy Chan (middle) was the first woman to cross the line in the 5k race
Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. Runners Lizzie Price and Debs Appel EMN-190630-165318009
Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. Runners from Marshlands High School EMN-190630-165329009
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Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. Julie Sugden with members of her family EMN-190630-165353009
Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. Burghley Park and Peterborough Ladies cancer fundraisers Anne Lynch and Sue Charlton EMN-190630-165405009
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Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. Runners Selma Asghar and Zahra Malik EMN-190630-165428009
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Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. Runners Abigail and Claudia Kumadah funning for the St Botolphs school Overton mile track fund EMN-190630-165533009
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Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. Runners taking part in memory of Lisa Heppenshall EMN-190630-165555009
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Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. Carissa Joe-Xavier Davis at the start bell EMN-190630-170109009
Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. Sonia Cullington from Wow Fitness EMN-190630-170120009
Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. First over the line Chris Martin EMN-190630-170131009
Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. First over the line Chris Martin EMN-190630-170144009
Race for Life 2019 at Ferry Meadows. First three over the line Konstantin Mozgovoi, Chris Martin (winner) and Luke Chandler EMN-190630-170156009