Cancer Research Relay July 2016


The Cancer Research Portsmouth Relay for Life  is a 24 hour event from Saturday noon until Sunday noon 16/17th July 2016. The aim is simply to keep at least one team member moving around the track for the 24 hours. I organised and captained our Fareham Crusaders running club teams between 2009 and 2013 and am now returning in 2016 as a team member. The majority of teams walk but we run because that’s what we do !!

With overnight camping inside the 400m track and the facilities of the Portsmouth Mountbatten Centre, not to mention Pizza deliveries, then the prospect of running in the afternoon, evening, early hours and mid morning is a great challenge. Music and other distractions are organised to keep you involved and a candle lit service with a choir at 10pm is certainly the emotional highlight. Each run is 30 minutes and the number of half hour runs depends on how many are in the team. A marathon distance in total is certainly on the cards

This Link … Cancer Research Sponsorship is if you would be so kind as to sponsor my run. Naturally I will blog the whole weekend, thank you. Together we can make a difference  🙂

5 thoughts on “Cancer Research Relay July 2016

  1. The gym bug June 26, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Wow this sounds amazing, and for a brilliant cause aswell! Can’t wait to hear how it goes.


    • irunoffroad June 26, 2016 / 7:51 pm

      In the past it has raised about £70K 🙂 When the choir sing at 10pm everone cries !!

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      • The gym bug June 26, 2016 / 7:53 pm

        That’s incredible! Aw sounds emotional. I did the race for life last week and during the minute silence my eyes were welling up reading everyone’s race signs and who they were running for!


      • irunoffroad June 26, 2016 / 7:57 pm

        You want to try not crying when the choir sing “What have you don’t today to make you feel proud”

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      • The gym bug June 26, 2016 / 8:02 pm

        Don’t, I’m tearing up just thinking about it! 😓


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