PICTURE GALLERY: Welwyn Hatfield Race for Life 2011

STANBOROUGH Lakes was a sea of pink yesterday (Sunday) as thousands of women took part in Race for Life.

Initial plans to stage two races may have been scrapped, but the Welwyn Hatfield leg of the annual fundraiser was, nevertheless, well supported, with 2,539 women attempting the 5k course around the WGC beauty spot.

Event manager Vicky Brown said: “The numbers were a little bit down on last year, but still a fantastic turnout.

“It was a really, really good day and the weather held out, too!

“The atmosphere was great – there were loads in fancy dress; not just women, but dogs too – they were in tutus and all sorts!”

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Vicky said the field was a real mixed bag: some young, some old, some first-timers and some Race for Life “veterans”.

She said: “It was such a mixture. So many people came up to me and said they had run it last time, or for many years, and were back again, while others were doing it for the first time.”

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While it’s still far too early to know how much has been raised from this year’s event, Vicky added they were aiming high.

“We’re aiming to raise �200,000, which is just a phenomenal amount of money.

“I’m so pleased people have come out to support Cancer Research UK.”

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