On the 14th of July I ran the 10k Race For Life for Cancer Research in Hyde Park.
After months of training, on the week of the race I finally felt prepared, until just a few days before the race I managed to strain my quad and was stung on my foot - causing it to swell to the size of a small football. It was just my luck! I managed a short run two days before, and hoped that adrenaline would help me out on the big day.
The 14th arrived, and the temperature was no less than 30 degrees. There were 5000 women running and the atmosphere was buzzing. My leg started protesting about 6km into the race, but reading the signs everyone was wearing on their backs (saying why, or for whom they wanted to beat cancer) really helped spur me on.
In the end I managed to raise nearly £400, thrashing my original £250 target. A large part of that was due to many kind and generous neighbours, so thank you all very much!