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15th Jul, 2012

Blog written by JCI Member Kelly Tennick

Another successful day for team JCI All Stars at the Cambridge Race For Life on the 1st July. A team of 5 JCI Cambridge ladies, including myself, Harriet Bastiani, Diana Waterer, Lisa Bredahl Thomsen, Sarah Butler Ford completed the Race For Life in a respectable 36m45s and raised a fantastic £214 for Cancer Research.

Starting at Parker's Piece we followed a 5km route through the town and King's College before finishing at Jesus Green. Although the weather at times looked threatening, the rain held off and all of us were running sporting a celebrity look with our sunglasses on! The overall turnout for the event was amazing and the atmosphere had an encouraging buzz. With ladies everywhere dressed in pink the JCI All Stars team stood out in our fantastic blue JCI Cambridge t-shirts, although we have decided to 'pink it Race For Life Teamup' a bit for next year.

The support from spectators all along the route was amazing and so encouraging, especially when I decided to get a stitch half way round! It was the best feeling to reach the finish line on Jesus Green, all of us crossing it together before collecting our goodie bag and medal. Big thanks goes to James Mitchell, Vice President of JCI Cambridge who supported us on the day and took pictures and film of our effort...and even wore a bright pink curly wig ;)

Overall, we managed to raise a fantastic £214, majorly exceeding our £100 target! A big well done, and thank you to all the ladies that took part: Harriet Bastiani, Diana Waterer, Lisa Bredahl Thomsen, Sarah Butler Ford and myself, Kelly Tennick.

Another perk of completing this challenge is that we can now add another 25km to our '2012 km in 2012' challenge which is great news!

If you would like to be involved with any of our charity or sporting events, we are always looking for new faces and would love to have you join us. Please email info@jcicambridge.org or speak to Patrick or James at our next event.

 

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