Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Race for Life

In between sore neck, back and shoulders , appallingly wet weather , very little knitting , there was our Race for Life held at Eglinton Country Park near Kilwinning . It was a gorgeous day , and the Flavaknits group were all set to walk , knit maybe run * to raise money for Cancer Research .
There were lots of different groups , some large, some small , some with matching pictures and messages on their T-shirts . There were ladies in day-glo pink outfits complete with wigs , lots of pink shiny cowboy hats and feather boas and even a few ladies with bright pink bras worn on the outside of their T-shirts .
There was an aerobic workout before the start taken by a professional aerobics instructor who was taking part in the race (she was running !) , and this really got the crowd warmed up and excited (or exhausted!) .
And there was also a Pipe Band to get us started , although Marions' dog , Pete , didn't really appreciate this part to the event .
Karen , Kimberley and me had our sock knitting with us , and we certainly caught the comments . They ranged from "Good for you , bringing your knitting , what is it a scarf ? " to " Look that womens knitting!" (this was screeched within ear shot!)
I just realised that I didn't get any pictures of me with my knitting , but I think Val (our "official" photographer ) did. Pete the dog didn't approve of knitting so Marion left hers at home (Knitting and Pipe Bands , not a good combination for a good walk in the park).
DH and the boys came along to cheer me on , they are squinting as Daddy took the picture , because the Sun was so strong (no really it was....)
I think they just came to see the medal and what I got in the goody bag afterwards . There was an interesting combination of items including a mini can of mens' shaving foam and a booklet with money off vouchers for CIF , a cleaning product - D'you think they'd have that one in a mans goody bag ?
It was a great day , and we all enjoyed ourselves , the boys want me to do it again next year , but could I run ? Eh , NO it will be walking again . Running and knitting just don't mix!

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Well done, Mhairi, good for you. x K