Hundreds of women dressed in pink took part in the 5k Falmouth Race for Life on Sunday to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The race started at Gyllyngvase beach and the runners followed a route up to Pendennis Point and back down again.

Women of all ages and from all walks of life ran the 5k, with the youngest racers still in their pushchairs.

Some of the women involved shared their stories about what inspired them to run the race.

Anne Quinton, who is from Somerset but owns a boat in Falmouth, said:"I'm a cancer sufferer myself. This time last year I didn't know I'd survive this long, so cancer research means a hell of a lot to me."

Shauna Harris from Truro said:"My grandma passed away from lung cancer, so I just wanted to inspire other people to join in and support the cause.

Phoebe Williams, also from Truro, said: "My grandad, Dave Cook, died of cancer and I just wanted to get fit as well as raise money for raising lives. I've raised just under £200 and I only signed up on Wednesday so I've only had a few days to raise money! Thank you to whoever donated."

Tabby Smith, from Helston, said: "I've lost a couple of mates to cancer so I'm running for them, raised a lot of money for them."

Nikki Olsen from St Austell said: "I work at Treliske and I work in breast cancer, so I did it really for all those lovely ladies and men.

Julie Shand, also from St Austell, said: "I've had a scare many years ago, and I've lost a lot of family to cancer. We do it every year really."

Debbie Earl from Falmouth said: "It's a very important cause. You hear of so many people dying of it and if it can be stopped, well, why not? Doesn't hurt does it?"