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WE covered the big event live through Twitter - and you joined in to share your experiences from the day.

A team of reporters headed down to Seaton Carew’s coast to capture the emotions of this year’s Race For Life through photos, video and words.

We used the hashtag #hpooltorch so people could follow what we were getting up to on Twitter and to share photos throughout the day.

There was plenty to keep us busy as everyone had a story about how cancer had affected their lives.

And you tweeted us to let us know how you got on and who you were running for.

Here are a selection of the tweets from the day:

n Loved the race for life,Ran it for Paige,who is currently fighting cancer:(Time i came was 35:53 so proud of everyone <3 @MThompsonHMail


n Well done everyone!!! Fantastic morning, personal best :) Everyone remember to cool down!!! #raceforlife #hpool @sammydakers

n Good Luck to all of our friends taking part in the ‘race for life’ in the rain today... #GreaterGood @hartlepoolwado

n Hi @HartlepoolWeb @HpoolCouncil @HPoolMail @MThompsonHMail are we ready for #raceforlife. I’m live from 10 on #tfmradio see you there @tfmradiowayne

n Good luck to all the ladies taking part in Race For Life today! #makingadifference


n All done at #Hartlepool #raceforlife . Fantastic occasion. Lots of amazing and inspirational people. #proudtobeapoolie #hpoolrace @MThompsonHMail

n#Hartlepool Race for Life all done. Only 1,500 pictures to sift through. #hpoolrace” @TomYeomanHMail

n Thanks to everyone who chatted to me at Hartlepool #raceforlife today. Your stories are sooooo inspiring. @CCordnerHMail