Fitness fanatics in Clifton preparing to take part in Rugby’s Race for Life

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FITNESS fanatics in Clifton are in the pink for Race for Life.

Members of fitness classes held by Sally Hughes are gearing up for the Rugby event on July 31.

They are being supported by staff at Pink Chocolate in Clifton, who have had T-shirts and tutus made for the fundraisers.

Sally, who works for Nuneaton and Bedworth Leisure Trust, said: “There was nothing in Clifton so I started classes there and the ladies have been absolutely amazing, I’m so proud of them.

“They’ve done so well and their fitness levels are always improving.”

Sally has run Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life for eight years running and will be joining the other 2,000 girls and women at Whitehall Recreation Ground.

She said: “My partner Rod Fearn survived testicular and stomach cancer, so my thoughts will be of him when I’m running.

“I also know lots of people who have sadly lost their battles against the disease, so I will be running for them as well as the survivors.”

Sally added: “Some of the girls said they were going to walk the 5k but now they have stepped it up. It’s incredible how they have come on.”

More than 500 people have signed up to take part in this year’s event - a first for Rugby.

Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer in the UK.

People can walk, jog or run to help save lives.

Funds raised help fund major breakthroughs in cancer treatments across the UK.

Race for Life organisers are looking for more women and girls to take part in the event.

To sign up telephone 0871 641 1111 or visit www.raceforlife.org