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The 2018 Battle Cancer Manchester edition in the books

The 2018 Battle Cancer Manchester edition in the books

After the success of 2017, Battle Cancer returned to Manchester in 2018 bigger and better.

Looking around you were able to see a lot of familiar faces of athletes, judges and volunteers that participated in last year’s edition, but also several new teams that got on board this year to stand together with their mates and raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

170 teams took the competition floor on August the 4th. The day started off with a heartwarming speech by event co-owner Scott Britton who reminded everybody that they came to support somebody dealing with cancer, to celebrate somebody that has survived it or to remember somebody dear that is no longer with us. Therefore Battle Cancer’s goal is to kick cancer into the dust. And next thing you know the entire comp floor is flooded with the 680 athletes who are all doing a massive warm up, from squatting to jumping jacks.

170 teams took the competition floor on August the 4th. The day started off with a heartwarming speech by event co-owner Scott Britton who reminded everybody that they came to support somebody dealing with cancer, to celebrate somebody that has survived it or to remember somebody dear that is no longer with us.

The competition was a blast. And although people were expecting the workouts to be rather simple, they proved to be challenging even for the experienced athletes. The music was blasting all day long thanks to DJ Nadia Lucy and MC Shona Denovan who maintained the energy level always high. All throughout the day he atmosphere was one of a kind – people writing messages to the ones they’re participating for on the big white banner, some sharing stories and others just watching curiously what this competition is all about.

The day ended with big rounds of applause for the podium finishers. It was a day of sheer joy for fitness and celebration of life. And just like that, Battle Cancer became, in less then one year, an event that not only raises money for cancer charity, but also raises plenty of awareness for people to keep a healthy and fit lifestyle.

If you want to find out more about the event, we invite you to read this interview with Shona Denovan, the Battle Cancer MC, who, unfortunately, lost her father between the two editions of the event. She talks about her loss and her determination to encourage others that go through similar things to not loose hope.

 

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