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Race for Life

posted 1 Jul 2014, 01:53 by

Whilst thousands of women took to the streets of Gloucester dressed in pink to raise money for Cancer Research UK the girls from Millbrook Academy joined the fight against the disease with their own Race for Life MBAs athletics track.

175 girls from years 7 to 10 and many staff ran 5,000 metres, with the aim of raising £200 for charity.

They were joined by more than 200 boys who played football to raise money for the Men United v Prostate Cancer campaign.

Special praise was reserved for pupil Rachel Hamlin who carried on running even after completing the 5,000 metre distance.

Head of PE, Sarah Cuke, said many people at the school had personal reasons for wanting to take part.

“The girls did fantastically,” she said. “It was really nice to see them out there impressing. Running is not every girl’s dream but if they didn’t run it, they finished walking, with a smile on their face, and from my point of view that’s the best thing, as well as for them to realise why they were doing it.”