Rain fails to dampen Race for Life spirit

Race for Life 2012 at Eastbourne Sports Park.
Race for Life 2012 at Eastbourne Sports Park.

AN estimated 2,000 women braved the rain on Sunday (June 3) to take part in Eastbourne’s annual Race for Life event.

The aim of the ladies-only day was to raise money for Cancer Research UK, and it was also a chance for the runners to remember loved ones they’ve lost to the disease or for runners to celebrate beating cancer.

Once again Eastbourne Sports Park, in Cross Levels Way, was awash with pink as the colourfully-clothed competitors took part in two 5km races.

Organisers say 2,000 women walked, jogged and ran the course raising thousands of pounds for the cancer charity.

Among the women taking part were the family and friends of Nicole Haynes, the 35-year-old mother of a little boy who had beaten cancer but died after a bungled operation at Eastbourne DGH in March.

For more photos of Sunday’s great event see Friday’s Herald.