And that’s just what it was as we ran our way over 5km through 2 and a half thousand others all with the same purpose – to reach the end, but more importantly, earn their sponsorship targets to be donated to Cancer Research. It was only when we started running that the initial excitement and gusto dwindled and the reality of a long hard sweat running 3 miles set in. Add to that a temperature of 23 degrees and the noise had most definitely died down! As we ran, we were relentlessly reminded of why we were running in such hot weather – the names ‘mum’ and ‘dad’ appeared all too often on the backs of those who were running and I was astounded that almost all the runners were displaying names of loved ones past and present for whom they were thinking of.
Needless to say, the girls from St. Mary’s performed brilliantly mostly completing the race in less than 40 minutes AND with smiles all round! It is estimated that the girls will have raised over 1000 pounds for Cancer Research. (Watch this space!) Cancer has and will in the future touch so many of our lives, your sponsorship would be much appreciated if you haven’t already done so. Many Thanks and well done all the St. Mary’s girls! Check out the gallery for more photos!
Miss. M. Walsh