Afternoon Race for Life cancelled

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THE SECOND event at the Race for Life at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds has had to be cancelled due to torrential rain.

Thousands of women laced up their running shoes today to take part in the earlier 5km race at 11am.

And the bad weather didn’t dampen their spirits as they walked, jogged and ran their way to the finish line.

As the race kicked off there were grey skies overhead but as the leading runners reached the half way point the heavens opened.

And unfortunately, due to the slippery and potentially dangeous running contitions, the second 10K race had to be cancelled.

Claire Dann, 30, from Bury St Edmunds crossed the finishing line first with a time of 21 minutes 30 seconds.

She said she was running for her father Rob who was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year.

She said: “It was a hard run because it was wet and slippy.

“I run quite a lot anyway so am used to running in the rain and snow.

“My dad had prostate cancer last year so I am running for him and for the people who helped him.

“It is a great event with such a brilliant atmosphere.”

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