19 June 2024

Gallery: Race for Life Salisbury 2024

Hundreds of Runners, Joggers and Walkers descended on Salisbury’s Hudson’s Field on Sunday (9th June) to take part in Race for Life 2024.

More than 650 runners, with a combined fundraising total of over £55,000, set off on the 10k and 5k runs, with many running for personal reasons.

With sunny skies and Ian Burrage from Salisbury Radio on the microphone, Chris from Parkwood Health and Fitness warmed up participants before they took to the start line.

Among those taking part in Cancer Research UK’s flagship event at Hudson’s Field was top fundraiser, Michaela Humphreys, who is living with metastatic breast cancer.

Raising over £4,000 with her team of supporters, Michaela, 33, from Salisbury, said: “I was diagnosed last August when I found a lump whilst I was breastfeeding and initially put it down to that. I was only 32.

“I’ve received hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and I’ve had surgery and radiotherapy. I still receive a number of treatments, including Tamoxifen, which Cancer Research UK was involved in developing, so I know how important funding new research is.”

There was a great atmosphere, with friends and family also in attendance to cheer on participants, both in groups and as individuals.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with headline sponsor Standard Life, part of Phoenix Group, raises millions of pounds yearly to help beat cancer by funding crucial research. It enables scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer, helping people save more lives.       

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All images: Salisbury Radio

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Written by Andy Munns