Well done to all the ladies involved in raising cash for Cancer Research UK. Ed
Isle of Wight Smart Training and Recruitment staff, including two breast cancer survivors, braved blustery showers in Newport on Sunday to take part in the popular 5km race, raising a total of £812 for Cancer Research UK.
This year’s Smart Training and Recruitment team was organised by Smart Training and Recruitment’s Training Advisor, Christine MacGregor who is awaiting her five year all clear after being diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2006.
Great they shared the experience
Christine said, “I was really glad that everyone took part and shared the experience. Hopefully, with a bit of training, I’ll be able to jog it next year!”
Fellow breast cancer survivor, Joy Marshall and first time Race for Life entrant said, “I just wanted to give something back. I have just lost a friend to cancer and had the 5-year all clear from my own diagnosis of breast cancer back in 2006.”
Students and supportive family joined the Smart Training and Recruitment team including former Smart Training and Recruitment apprentice, Karen Wickens who has been working for the company since 2006.
“Cannot wait to do it again”
Karen said, “The atmosphere on the day was fantastic; everyone was in such high spirits despite the odd rain flurry. And although I’m not a particularly sporty person I still found myself jogging and even running in some places, due to the enthusiasm and encouragement of the crowd and fellow racers. I cannot wait to do it all again next year.”
Our fastest team member, Fiona Hough managed the 5km circuit in a triumphant 37 minutes. She said, “The Race for life is a wonderful event which inspired me to achieve my personal running targets while helping raise vital funds in the fight against cancer.”
Image: Christine MacGregor,Karen Wickens, Carole Sheath, Tracey Ruth, Angela Fishburn, Joy Marshall, Carol Prince, Karina Bonnici, Jenny Crowe, Ashleigh Harris, Gilly Gray.