There was a Race for Life with about two and a half thousand participants, supporting Cancer Research UK, at Loughborough University today. I was there supporting and photographing the Dixie Chicks, Administration and Academic staff of the Dixie Grammar School, Market Bosworth.
Chicks, in the vernacular a collective term that may have been somewhat loosely applied, as the collective age of the dozen runners is some centuries, all sporting pink and wearing donkey rabbit ears. Of course the object of all this is to make money for Cancer Research UK.
They had a target of £500 to raise. They have missed this target – but in the right direction as they have exceeded that and their new target is £1000. (Donations to http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/dixiechicks) as there’s always room for more money, just so that we can set them a higher target for next year.)
It was a warm morning – the forecast light rain holding off. Having been marshalled for photographs (got roped in as substitute David Bailey) several times and warmed up in the sea of pink our lot walked or jogged – the chicks leaving the serious running to those who could.
Having the distinctive donk rabbit ears made all the difference as they could be spotted in the melee. I stationed myself to take pics of hot (as in perspiring) chicks at the half kilometre from home point.
Once they were all past then it was head back to the finish to witness the celebrations.
Apparently they’ve all signed up for next year at the same time. We haven’t yet told them it’s a half marathon.