Cancer, you prat

My favourite line from the 2013 Race for Life ad

by Adrienne Wyper

'Cancer, you prat' is my favourite part of Cancer Research's Race for Life ad campaign. It's just such a dismissive term, so everyday and down to earth, not along the lines of cancer is a big, scary monster that you have to do battle with, but a ridiculous non-entity that's beneath your contempt.

And to contribute to the quest to consign cancer to permanent pratdom, I'm running this year's Race for Life. But this time, I'm doing the 10k.

(Sadly, there's no 'cancer, you prat' T-shirt on sale in the Cancer Research online shop, but this 'Cancer, we're coming to get you' design is, as it says, just £4.)

Winter weather and hours of daylight have interfered with my normal running routine which, in a good week, is two 5k runs. So first I need to build back up to doing that comfortably, and then I can extend to doing double that.

I haven't run 10k for 15 years, but I've got until early July to get there!

If you want to do help find a cure for cancer, do something for charity, or give yourself a physical challenge, why not join the Race For Life? there are 230 Race for Life events nationwide. Click here for Cancer Research's Race for Life to find one near you. And, of course, best of luck if you've already signed up!

If you're new to running (as I was two years ago), there's some excellent advice on Runner's World - click here for training plans, 0 to 5k and beyond.

And in the meantime, here are a couple of useful reads: running for women, the top five women's running shoes and the all-important why you need to wear a sports bra!

Why you really need a sports bra

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