The reason I'm giving up my lie-in

8th June: Thousands of women across Wiltshire will be forsaking their regular weekly lie-ins this weekend.

Rather than waking up to a lazy morning in bed with a cup of tea and the papers (yeah, yeah, I know - doesn't happen in real life for me either) they'll be donning a pair of trainers and probably a pink wig or some funky fairy wings.


The Race for Life of course. I'll be with them, hiking round the 5k route in Swindon's Lydiard Park on Sunday morning, with a toddler strapped to my back and a microphone in my hand.

It's not the first time I've taken part in Race for Life. I did it a few years ago down in Cornwall and ended up in tears with a terrible stitch. Then I tried it again a couple of years later in Berkshire, forgot my trainers and ended up completing the course in flip-flops. I wouldn't recommend it.

But this year I have high hopes. High, high hopes.

Because, this year, I know the atmosphere and the crowds are going to be AMAZING. There's something a bit special about Race for Life. It's difficult to describe - but you'll know exactly what I mean if you've taken part before.

There's a sense of everyone coming together to do something really great, for a hugely important cause. It's quite emotional, because lots of the women are running or walking the route in memory of friends and family who've lost a battle with cancer.
But it's also really uplifting, because of all the shared memories and the huge sense of camaraderie amongst everyone.

Kath from Swindon knows this, because she's taken part before too. Have a listen to what Kath has to say about it all...

Kath's Race for Life Story

Are you doing the Race for Life this weekend? See you there!