Racing for life

THREE lecturers from Otley College have swapped their jodhpurs for jogging gear as they prepare to run the five-kilometre Race for Life in Chantry Park, Ipswich, on Sunday .

THREE lecturers from Otley College have swapped their jodhpurs for jogging gear as they prepare to run the five-kilometre Race for Life in Chantry Park, Ipswich, on Sunday .

Karen King, Lucy Wood, and former student-turned-lecturer Donna Adams, have been training three times a week as they get ready to complete the charity event.

All three are keen to support the Cancer Research fundraising effort, the UK's biggest fundraising event for women.

Karen King said: “We are all doing this race because we want to support a charity that is very close to our hearts.

“The statistic that everyone knows someone who has suffered from cancer is an unfortunate reality, so doing something to support research into finding a cure for one of the world's biggest killers was an easy decision for us all to make.”

Nearly 4,000 women will take part in the Race for Life in Ipswich - at Chantry Park and then at the Suffolk Showground on July 19.

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It is the sixth year the event has been held in Ipswich and women in the area have so far raised £400,000.

There are 230 Race for Life events taking place across the country this summer with 750,000 women expected to take part.

They can walk, jog or run the 5km race and are asked to collect sponsorship for vital research into cancer.

It is hoped that nationwide the races will raise £46million for Cancer Research UK.

See Tuesday's Evening Star for a picture special from the event.

WEBLINK: www.raceforlife.org

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