10k Race for Life – Ickworth Park

I am a very proud wife this morning.  Yesterday Paul ran the 10k (6.2 miles) run in aid of Cancer Research and raised about £250, the entire event raised £82,500 which was great. It was a hot day and the run which we thought would be a road run, turned out to be cross country one across the beautiful parkland of Ickworth Park, Bury St Edmunds.

Ickworth House
Ickworth House

He managed to do it in just over an hour, which is fantastic as he only really started training for it about 3 months ago.  Miss L had a great time and had even made a special ‘Go Daddy’ sign in his honour.

The runners all seemed to have a good time, but you could tell there was a lot of sadness in the air.  People had the reasons they were running on their backs.  Most people had things like ‘Grandma’ or ‘Grandad’ which is to be expected. But then there were people with photos of babies and toddlers which was just heartbreaking.

However whilst Paul was running Miss L and wandered about the gardens snapping photos, it really is a gorgeous place

Garden Entrance
Garden Entrance
Ickworth Gardens
Ickworth Gardens
Gorgeous old Urn
Gorgeous old Urn
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3 Comments

  1. Hi Liz,
    Thanks for the comment today. Your pictures of the 10K look gorgeous; scenery, husband and daughter. Tell your husband I said to keep up the good work. Running is such a rewarding feeling, and it makes it even better when you can help a good cause.

  2. Your pictures are beautiful. What a wonderful place to have such a great event. Congratulations to your hubby on such a nice finish and contributing to such a wonderful cause.

  3. Thanks for your kind words, I’ll pass them onto Paul. He’s really feeling his legs today, but he’s signed up for another one in December 🙂