Rachel wins run for Mum

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A POCKLINGTON woman used the memory of her mother to help spur her on to victory at a Race for Life event at the weekend.

Rachel Houseman finished the 5km course in Scarborough ahead of the other 1,500 entries for the event, which raises money for Cancer Research.

She crossed the finishing line in under 23 minutes, and was running with her sister and daughter in memory of her mum who died from cancer in 2004.

She said: “I have done the Race for Life ever since it started in York but this is my first time in Scarborough.

“The atmosphere here was absolutely fantastic and I will definitely be back.”

Thousands of women and girls dressed in pink ran either in memory, or in support, of those affected by cancer.

Organiser Claire Wase, area events manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “The race has been absolutely fantastic.

“The weather hasn’t dampened anyone’s spirits as everyone was really up for it, and excited about taking part, which really personifies the spirit of Race for Life.

“A huge well done to everyone who took part.”