The Start 2023 Cancer Research Wales

The people who take on the Welsh 3 Peaks are special.  It requires determination and resilience.  And when those same people are taking on the challenge for a charity, it makes them just a little extra special.  Just like the 40+ walkers who stood in the car park of the Village Hotel in Cardiff on… Read More

Yr Wyddfa 2023 Cancer Research Wales

At 3:30am I looked out of my bunk house room and saw pouring rain.  It was the first time it has rained like this in weeks.  My heart sank.  At 5:20am, the excited Cancer Research Wales walkers stood in a damp Pen-y-Pass car park.  Thankfully, the rain had eased.  Under the watchful eye of the… Read More

Cadair Idris 2023 Cancer Research Wales

Cadair Idris was the mountain that most people feared.  However, despite being the most difficult to climb, Cadair Idris is also the most spectacular of the three.  There were some sore legs after climbing Yr Wyddfa, but everyone was nervously excited.  At 1:10pm on the 17th June, with the sun now shining and the temperature… Read More

Pen-y-Fan 2023 Cancer Research Wales

It was 12:20am on Sunday 18th June when we set off on the final stage of the Welsh 3 Peaks for Cancer Research Wales.  Despite the time and the tired legs, morale was high with a buzz of expectation.  The pitch black was only broken with the light from head torches as the group climbed… Read More

Swansea Half Marathon 2023 Cancer Research Wales

In exceptionally warm conditions, runners took on the Swansea Half Marathon raising funds for the Welsh charity Cancer Research Wales.  The half marathon took place on June 11th 2023 and the route included many of Swansea’s iconic locations including the beach.  The event was photographed by Tom Fears and Mandy DeGroot.  Thanks to everyone!  You… Read More

Cardiff Half Marathon Oct 2022 Cancer Research Wales

For the second time in 2022, we photographed the brave fundraisers running the Cardiff Half Marathon for Cancer Research Wales.  The half marathon that took place in March 2022 had been delayed from 2021 and now the Cardiff Half Marathon was back to the regular date in October.  Mandy and I photographed the event for… Read More

Trek For Tomorrow 2022 Cancer Research Wales

On Saturday 7th May 2022, a group of fundraisers for Cancer Research Wales took on the Black Mountains 3 Peak Challenge around Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, South Wales.  The 22 mile hike took 11 hours 50 minutes with over 4,467 feet climbed.  The group conquered Blorenge, Sugar Loaf and then Skirrid.  And everyone who started, completed… Read More

Cardiff Half Marathon Mar 2022 Cancer Research Wales

The importance of people taking on challenges such as the Cardiff Half Marathon to raise money for important charities like Cancer Research Wales cannot be understated.  At the March 2022 half marathon, we photographed so many heroic runners.  We salute you all!  Congratulations to everyone who even had the bravery to pull on a pair… Read More

Trek For Tomorrow 2021 Cancer Research Wales

Despite heavy rain and high winds, an intrepid group of fundraisers hiked 15 miles over the three highest peaks (Fan-y-Big, Cribyn and Pen-y-Fan) in the Brecon Beacons on the Cancer Research Wales Trek For Tomorrow hike (2nd October 2021).  The hike took over 7 hours and by the time the group returned to Brecon Rugby… Read More

Cancer Research Wales Gatsby Ball 2019

1920s fever filled The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff for Cancer Research Wales’ Gatsby Ball.  Supporters of the charity from across Wales turned up in their black tuxedos and sparkly dresses to raise funds for and awareness of this amazing Welsh charity.  Cancer Research Wales is dedicated to the pursuit of a cure for cancer.  Currently… Read More