Race For Life at Sewerby Hall this Sunday

Tesco Bridlington staff who will be taking part in the Race for Life on Sunday.
Tesco Bridlington staff who will be taking part in the Race for Life on Sunday.

THE Race for Life comes to Sewerby Hall this Sunday (June 24) where hundreds of women are again expected to turn out for the run in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Among the entrants this year is 86-year-old Audrey Farrant, who is taking part in the event with her daughter Jane.

Mrs Farrant first took part in the Race for Life when she was 80, and returns again this weekend to mark her 86th year - which could make her the oldest entrant in the race.

“My daughter and I think I may be the one of the oldest entrants, but I don’t feel old,” said Mrs Farrant, who lives on the Sandsacre estate with her husband Fred.

“I enjoyed the day very much the first time I took part, so I am looking forward to doing it again. The organisation was great.

“I don’t have any targets, I’m just going to have a nice walk around and enjoy the sea air.”

Mrs Farrant ran her first Race for Life in memory of Mary Emmerson, with whom she played golf at Flamborough Head Golf Club, and will again be taking part in memory of late friends.

This year’s event will start and finish at Sewerby Hall and Gardens this Sunday, June 24, starting at 11am.

The annual races are the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event series, and everything raised goes to fund Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

The events manager for Race for Life, Peter Foster, said: “Race for Life is not a competitive event. It is about women of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels coming together to share amazing moments and help beat cancer. They can walk, jog or run the 5k course and revel in Race for Life’s unique atmosphere of sisterhood.”

Visitors to the estate before 11.30am are entitled to free admission. Normal prices apply after this time.

For more information call (01262) 673769 or visit either www.eastriding.gov.uk/sewerby.