VIDEO: Bridlington’s Race For Life 2013

On Sunday 23 June the Bridlington Race for Life event saw 1,388 women - many who have been affected by cancer, take to the 5km course to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The winner, completing the course in just over 20 minutes, was Sarah Wood, 23, from Bridlington.

Hundreds took part in the Bridlington Race for Life 2013, held at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

Hundreds took part in the Bridlington Race for Life 2013, held at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

Councillor Claude Mole, chairman of East Riding Council, began the countdown to start the race.

Jenny Murgatroyd, Race for Life manager in Bridlington, said: “It went really well, we had 1,388 people take part. It couldn’t have gone better.

“We have over 200 different types of cancer, we have got the experts here at Cancer Research, but it is vital that people who do raise the money send it so we can help fight cancer.”

The Bridlington Race for Life event aimed to raise £80,000 for Cancer Research, however the final total will be announced later in the year.

Bridlington Race for Life 2013, Held at Sewerby Hall & Gardens.

Bridlington Race for Life 2013, Held at Sewerby Hall & Gardens.

Jean Smith, 65, of Beacon Road, Bridlington, completed the race in memory of her neighbour Ray James, who died of cancer earlier this year.

“It is upsetting when you see all the placards on the backs of people, but it is a wonderful, wonderful thing that people are doing,” said Jean who took part in the race for the 10th time.

Warming up the crowd before the race were the All for One Choir, including 40 members from the Bridlington branch, who sang The Climb by Miley Cyrus, Sing by Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band and David Guetta’s Titanium.

The choir have raised £2,500 so far and expect to reach the £4,000 mark.

Bridlington Race for Life 2013, Held at Sewerby Hall & Gardens. (msh1325y001)

Bridlington Race for Life 2013, Held at Sewerby Hall & Gardens. (msh1325y001)

Helen Garnett, 43, who leads the choir, said: “We had an absolutely fabulous time, we were buzzing as it was such a fantastic atmosphere.

“I lost my dad to lung cancer so that is who I ran the race for, with my two daughters.

“As a choir a very strong part of what we do is good work for charity. The fact that we could inspire people before the start of the race was incredible.”

Bridlington All for One meets at Hilderthorpe Primary School, Shaftesbury Road on Monday evenings, and anyone is welcome to come along. For more information visit allforonechoir.com

Race for Life is the UK’s biggest fight against cancer and the largest women-only fund-raising event in the UK.

For more information visit raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org