Slimmers take the weight off and run in Donington

Runners line up for the third Race 4 Life at Thomas Cowley High School, Donington, organised by Emma Scarborough from the village who is a consultant for 'Slimming World.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Runners line up for the third Race 4 Life at Thomas Cowley High School, Donington, organised by Emma Scarborough from the village who is a consultant for 'Slimming World. Photo by Tim Wilson.
  • Race 4 Life on track to raise cash for Cancer Research UK

Slimmers went back to school in Donington on Sunday where the class run became something more charitable to help cancer patients.

The third annual Race 4 Life in aid of Cancer Research UK brought more than 50 people to Thomas Cowley High School, Donington, as women and men successful in shedding pounds put their weight on raising cash for a vital cause.

Jacquie Clarkson in a Mr Blobby costume with Graham Scarborough, father-in-law of race organiser Emma Scarborough.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Jacquie Clarkson in a Mr Blobby costume with Graham Scarborough, father-in-law of race organiser Emma Scarborough. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Race organiser and Donington mum-of-five Emma Scarborough (38) led the way as slimming consultant at the village’s Slimming World group which meets at Donington Royal British Legion in Malting Lane on Mondays at 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

Emma, who ran last year’s London Marathon for the same charity, said: “The atmosphere was electric, the weather was lovely, with a nice bit of breeze, and everybody was just happy to be there.

“People really made an effort to be active and enjoy themselves which meant that it was worth all the organisation and hard work that went into it.

The first Race 4 Life took place at Caythorpe House, Donington, in August 2014 and raised £2,000, with the fundraising feat repeated last year when the race moved to the school.

People really made an effort to be active and enjoy themselves which meant that it was worth all the organisation and hard work that went into it

Emma Scarborough, consultant at Donington Slimming World group

Emma said: “It’s a community event and it looks like we’re on target to raise the same amount this year.”

Race organiser Emma Scarborough, a mum-of-five and former child minder who now works as a team developer for Slimming World after losing four stone in eight months in 2013.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Race organiser Emma Scarborough, a mum-of-five and former child minder who now works as a team developer for Slimming World after losing four stone in eight months in 2013. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Race 4 Life winner Paul Dempsey ran round Donington dressed as former London Marathon winner and world record holder Paula Radcliffe.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Race 4 Life winner Paul Dempsey ran round Donington dressed as former London Marathon winner and world record holder Paula Radcliffe. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Evie and Sarah Aldridge of Bicker who lost three stone after having her second child last year and is still keeping the excess weight off.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Evie and Sarah Aldridge of Bicker who lost three stone after having her second child last year and is still keeping the excess weight off. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Runners at the start line for Race 4 Life 5k charity event for Cancer Research UK in Donington.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Runners at the start line for Race 4 Life 5k charity event for Cancer Research UK in Donington. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Imogen and Aiden Wing of Donington whose mum Deborah helped run the Race 4 Life day in Donington.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Imogen and Aiden Wing of Donington whose mum Deborah helped run the Race 4 Life day in Donington. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Arrow the dog joins owner Paul Dempsey for a summer Sunday in Donington.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Arrow the dog joins owner Paul Dempsey for a summer Sunday in Donington. Photo by Tim Wilson.