Race for Life 2010


For those of you in the UK I'm sure you have heard of Race for Life which is an annual event for women to walk, jog or run 5k or 10k to raise money for Cancer Research. I plan to sign up this year for a 5k event for the first time ever - it will be the first time I've taken part in any kind of race since I did a 'fun run' when I was about 12 years old (I did quite well if I remember rightly).

Through the website you can find your nearest event, sign up, set up a fundraising page, find out where your money goes and also browse the online shop full of goodies.

Running is my weak point but I am determined to jog around the course (or at least most of it). Last night I officially began my jogging programme with my boyfriend as my trainer. I do feel sorry for him as he is quite good at jogging but when he's out with me it is pretty pants for him :) For my first session I did 60 seconds jogging and 90 seconds walking for about 2.2 km which I found hard but I did it which is the main thing! The 90 seconds of walking gave me enough time to get my breathing back to nearly normal. I'm not sure how the rest of the programme goes but I'm going to keep you updated with my progress. My main problem is that my asthma springs into action when I jog and I find it hard to take really deep breaths which sometimes turns into a panic attack if I don't keep it under control. I'm hoping this will improve over time!

I promise I'm not as terribly unfit as it sounds - but jogging is my weak point definitely!

I have kindly been sent some Cancer Research goodies which are fab - I'm going to include some of them in my next giveaway because I feel greedy keeping them all to myself!

Have you ever taken part in Race for Life?


  1. Running is my weak point too! & Im signing up to do the race for life this year with my friend :) Good luck XO

  2. My friend and I did this last year. She is the ultimate gym bunny - I'm the total opposite. I did very little training and jogged/walked it on the day. She ran it and got a really good result timeways. We both had a lovely day and it's so inspiring reading the messages on everyones backs - I teared up a couple of time I tell you! I hope to run it this year aswell, and beat the amount we made :)

  3. I'd love to do this - although I'm utterly terrible at jogging! You'll have to link us to your fundraising page so we can sponsor you. :)

  4. yeah I have done it and will be hopefully doing it this year. Its such a great atmosphere and good fun plus its for great cause xx

  5. I did it last year hun - I never ever exercise and I did the 10k but walked it as I cant jog 1k let alone 10 hehe!!

    I have to admit it was a lot easier than I thought - and it was such a nice atmosphere even though it was chuking it down the whole time!!

    Good luck with yours :) xxx

  6. Yeey go Victoria! I'm much the same, I CANNOT run to save my life. I used to get panic attacks and spaz out if I ran fast! I'm now also training for it but I will be jogging it in Hertford with my Mum who is probably fitter than me (oh the shame!) Good luck with your training and keep us updated :) xx