HUNDREDS of women laced up their trainers for this year’s Race For Life in Salisbury.

More than 1,100 women took part in the event at Hudson's Field, which is organised by Cancer Research UK. The event is on target to raise £60,000 for the charity. 

The charity's Salisbury events manager Brenda Scott said: “Life-saving research is being funded right now thanks to people like the women of Salisbury who join the fight at Race for Life.

“By taking part and raising money, our participants play a crucial role in helping to turn discoveries made in the lab into new, better treatments for patients in Salisbury and across the UK and we’d like to thank everyone who took part in the event on Sunday.

“The atmosphere on the day was hugely moving - full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter - as people came together to remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those dear to them who have survived.

"Race for Life offers a unique opportunity for like-minded ladies to unite against a disease that affects us all in some way."