Video: Thousands take part in Leeds Race for Life 2013

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Thousands of women turned out in force to take a stand against cancer in this year’s Race for Life at Temple Newsam.

The drizzly and windy weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the 4,000 women who took part in today’s 5k event for Cancer Research UK.

23rd June 2013.  Cancer Research UK Race For Life at Temple Newsham.

23rd June 2013. Cancer Research UK Race For Life at Temple Newsham.

A further 1,800 ran the 10k course yesterday - all hoping to smash the £370,000 fundraising target for the charity’s fight against cancer.

Well-known faces joining the crowd were Leeds actress Gaynor Faye, ITV Calendar journalist Gaynor Barnes and presenter Christine Talbot, who battled breast cancer last year.

Speaking after the race, Nicki Embleton, from Cancer Research UK, said: “What a fantastic day. Yet again for Leeds we had an amazing day and the rain stopped as everyone was setting off. Watching the smiles on people’s faces and the amazing outfits and messages on people’s backs - even the dogs dressed up. Young and old were doing something really positive today. It was just fantastic.”

See tomorrow’s Yorkshire Evening Post for more Race for Life pictures.

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