Record field helps in cancer battle

Race for Life entrants take part in a mass aerobics session
Race for Life entrants take part in a mass aerobics session
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The Cancer Research UK ‘Race for Life’ event at 
Hopetoun House last 
Sunday was the biggest ever.

A total of 1448 people took part in the 5k and 10k events to help raise cash for the charity.

Entrants came from all over the local area with Queensferry, Dunfermline, Penicuik, Edinburgh and 
Livingston all being represented on the day.

And among those taking part were many who had survived cancer or were running in memory of loved ones whose lives had been touched by the disease.

Entrants to both events could either walk or run the distances and while the 
majority decided to take a 
leisurely stroll through the gardens of the stately home.

Prior to the start, entrants were invited to take part in a mass aerobics session in front of the stately home to help 
them limber up before the event.

The honour of starting 
the race went to Edinburgh woman Lauren Alari (31).

Last week we reported how five young Echline Primary School pupils were taking part in the event. The boys, below left, have smashed the £2000 barrier for fundraising. Also pictured below are mum and daughter, Katie and Zoe (10) Winwick from Echline, and members of the Queensferry Sea Cadets.