Race for Life

IMG_1005A quick heads-up for all in and around the village that this year’s Race for Life in Blackheath is happening soon – Sunday 5th July.  The 10k race starts at 09.30 and the 5k at 11.30.  It all starts on the heath, off Price Charles Road.

The Race is organised by Cancer Research UK and is one of a number of events they organise across the country.  Find out more here.  A very good cause and, without doubt, a good use of our heath.

The Revolt has some history with the Race.  In the past we’ve provided a dog-watching service while friends participate in the run.  In practice this means covering almost as much ground as said participants as their ruddy dogs refuse to sit still.

But with or without restless hounds, the Race is a nice opportunity to watch a lot of people wearing pink and running around our heath, ideally from the comfort of the Princess of Wales or the Hare and Billet.  It’s quite a bit less hectic than the London Marathon (good thing though that is) and must be great for local trade.

Talking of pink, if you go keep an eye out for people in natty pink gloves, many of whom will be exchanging high-5s and then posting snaps – all in the name of charity.

The Revolt will be there on 5th July with some live tweets from the thick of the action (well, from a dignified distance with refreshing beverage).

Check out more details of the event.

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