This Sunday, a fair few of us will be competing in the Manchester Race For Life. It’s Cancer Research’s most high-profile fundraising event and features 240 events taking place across the UK.
Ladies are invited to lace up their running shoes and joins the masses of pink t-shirted walkers, joggers and runners who will complete either a 5km or 10km course.
Cancer Research is the world’s leading cancer charity, tackling the killer disease head-on by undertaking cutting-edge research. They are unrelenting in their quest to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer to save lives.
Since its inception in 1994, a whopping six million ladies have participated in a Race For Life. The events have raised over £457million, and legal secretary Laura Walker has cajoled a fair few of us into participating in the 5km event this weekend.
There’s an online sponsorship page set up here, and we’d be grateful for any donation no matter how small. Personally, I’ve promised to run the whole course this year and I’m hoping to beat my personal best of 37 minutes.
I should point out that I’d done very little training and had taken a leaf out of Usain Bolt’s pre-race nutrition book (I went for a cheeseburger, not chicken nuggets , to be precise). Perhaps a more sensible pre-race meal will do me good, check the website next week for pictures and a full report of how the Express Solicitors runners faired.