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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

How far is 10k?

Everyone's always saying that you train better if you have something to train for, which is why I've roped a few people into doing a 5k with me in March. But what happens after that? Do I just stick at 5k? No! I've just signed up to do the 10k Race for Life on May 19th in Norwich.

I'm not really a huge fan of Race for Life (I know, controversial eh? It's not the charity, it's the race). I think it's unfair to limit participation to women only, men are also affected by women's cancer, both physically and emotionally. Also it seems everyone does the Race for Life these days, social media is flooded with fundraising pleas throughout the summer and it gets a bit boring. Finally, can you really call something a race and then say it's not competitive? It seems to work for them though and each year the events raise ridiculous amount of money.

Like most people cancer has affected my life profoundly and I've lost many family members to the disease. That's not my main reason for wanting to do the race though. It was the only 10k I could find in the area which left me enough time to do the 5k and then train for double the distance. If I raise a bit of dosh in the process it's all the better!

One big consideration is, of course, what to wear. So, keep your eyes peeled over the coming months when I'll be running a poll enabling you to choose from a selection of outfits. Voting will cost £1 (which will obviously go to Cancer Research) and the outfit with the most votes will be worn. For now, outfit suggestions welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Love the idea of getting people to donate then vote!