Thursday, 10 July 2008

Rain For Life

Two and a half thousand women braved the wet weather last night, to squelch round the 5K Race For Life course at Coombe Abbey Country Park in Coventry. This was my 4th consecutive year of running at this event, and it was definitely the wettest! Having poured down all day, the rain held off during the 'warm-up' before the race and for the first 5 minutes or so from the start line. After that the skies opened up again and it bucketed it down, making the muddy terrain quite hazardous at times.
It was brilliant though!!
The woman were split into 3 groups:
1. Runners
2. Part runners/part walkers
3. Walkers
As a runner, I belonged to the first group to start the race, and I completed the course in 31 minutes, 40 seconds.
Thanks to everyone who sponsored me in this worthwhile fund-raising event for Cancer Research UK. My fund-raising target was £150.00 and I've so far raised £252.00!
The warm-up before the race

I'm clasping my hands here because a woman next me rapped me on the knuckles with a litre bottle of water!

Drenched, at the end of the race!


Steve said...

31 min 40 sec, eh? That sounds a most excellent time - well done!

Annie said...

Thanks Steve. Well, I'm no Paula Radcliffe but I was pleased, considering the awful weather. Just signed up to do a half-marathon in October - I must be mad! Hope you are feeling much better.