MABS Murcia Mar Menor 9th Annual Race For Life – Sunday 7th May
On a beautiful calm spring morning MABS Volunteers put into action the plans which they had been working on for some time.
With everything in place at the start and finish line and contestants all registered and wearing their numbers, the race was started by the MABS Murcia Regional Director, John Frame. Runners, walkers, some with dogs, teams, cyclists and kids on scooters were all off.
When the call came that the race was started, the volunteers at the finish line got ready with the cameras and all the medals to welcome the participants. Everyone was feeling the tension wondering who would be first over the line. We did not have to wait long until the 1st over the line was greeted with very loud applause and cheers. A very determined 8 year old Connor Turnbull, red in the face and gasping, crossed the line. What a great overall winner he made and we will be watching for his name as a future athlete.
Rory Kennedy (1st Man)
Gina Harrison (1st Lady)
Freya Hipperson (1st Girl)
The Ladies’ Team (Fuddy Muckers, Kings College, the winners of the MABS Team Shield
Dolly Fletcher (1st Senior Lady – a young 82)
Diane Shaw (1st Fancy Dress)
Dennis Gill (1st Bike/Adapt)
Sophie Wood (1st on Scooter)
Last, but not least – Whaffy the 1st dog owned by Yvonne and Paul Waisapey.
MABS would like to say a Huge Thank You to all the participants who came to support us on our 9th Race For Life. We also want to thank our Sponsors on the day: DFS, San Javier for the T-shirts and Time Out Bar, San Javier for the water. We are also very grateful to all the members of the public who very kindly made donations.
Finally, we could not function without our amazing MABS Volunteers who put so much time and effort into all that is MABS. A simple Thank You does not seem enough, but it is heartfelt.