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Race is on to raise breast cancer cash

THE organisers of a new women's 10k event are teaming up with a national breast cancer charity.

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Breakthrough Breast Cancer has been announced as the charity partner for the Women's Running 10k Race Series.

It is the first time the event has been held in Scotland.

The race, which costs £26 to enter, will be staged in Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire, on Saturday September 6.

Christina Macdonald, editor of Women's Running Magazine said: "These events are suitable for all abilities and are a great way for women just starting out with running to take part in an organised race, while also being ideal for seasoned runners."

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  • Be realistic about what you want to achieve
  • Build up the intensity and frequency of your activity sessions gradually
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  • Get out at Lunchtime! Why not go to the shops or park at lunchtime instead of staying at work? The walk will also make you feel more awake in the afternoon