Thousands take part in Race for Life

The Leith Ladies team
The Leith Ladies team
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A PINK army featuring thousands of women turned out in force at Race for Life events over the weekend.

At Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday, 1400 women completed Pretty Muddy, a women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course – with added mud.

Then in Edinburgh on Sunday, a sea of almost 3500 women dressed in pink gathered at Holyrood Park to take part in 5K and 10K Race for Life events to raise money for vital research.

Edinburgh’s Sing In the City choir were in fine voice there, singing two songs from the event stage ahead of the 10K event.

Race for Life event manager in Scotland, Susan Johnstone, said: “The support the people of Scotland have shown us has been absolutely tremendous and we are thrilled so many women took on the Race for Life challenge.

“We want to say a heart-felt thanks to everyone who took part or supported our participants, as well as the wonderful volunteers.”