Race for Life picture package

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Our picture package captures the common cause of thousands of women who descended on Southsea Common for the Race for life.

A sea of pink spread throughout the seafront as women ran, jogged or walked in memory or in honour of a loved one at this year’s Race for Life.

Runners warm up for the 5k race.''Picture: Sarah Standing (132032-2482)

Runners warm up for the 5k race.''Picture: Sarah Standing (132032-2482)

Helen Tibbott, the area event manager for the Portsmouth Race for Life, said: ‘It’s been absolutely amazing. A brilliant day with all these ladies turning up.

‘Everyone got into the spirit. The weather was beautiful. It’s been a perfect day.

‘Everyone is uniting together to fight one cause. Everyone is here for the same reasons. We’re all affected by cancer. These sorts of runs do bring the spirit together and just shows people that we’re not on our own.

‘Everybody is working together trying to fight cancer.

I’ve had so much good feedback. The weather really helps. It’s been really beautiful.’

Kirsten Wade, 14, from Eastney Road in Portsmouth lost her mum when she was just four. Tina Wade died of cervical cancer in 2004.

She ran with her aunt Sarah Wade, 47, and said: ‘I have done it once before. It’s really fun. It’s a great way to remember people.

‘Mum would be proud.’

See the Family Life section of The News tomorrow for more inspiring pictures and stories from the Race for Life.