Supermum Jo Pavey is encouraging Londoners to conquer the cold by signing up to the first ever Cancer Research UK London Winter Run. The four times Team GB Olympian memorably won the 10,000m title at this summer’s European Championships just weeks short of her 41st birthday. An inspiration to a generation of women Jo Pavey picked up gold in Zurich in August, just 10 months after giving birth to her second child. She is the second fastest UK women to have ever run 10k, with a blistering time of 30:53.
The Cancer Research UK London Winter Run - organised by Human Race - is a brand new 10k event through the closed roads of the capital taking place on 1 February 2015. The aim is to encourage runners of all abilities to keep fit through the winter months, a time when runners can easily stop training entirely. During the landmark packed central London route participants will encounter a 500m long ice cave, and two special ‘Snow Zones’ that are sure to live long in the memory.
A passionate Jo said: “I’m looking forward to being part of the inaugural Cancer Research UK London Winter Run. London holds a special place in my heart, both for the Marathon and 2012 Olympics so I am happy to support an event that will see 15,000 running through the streets on London, taking in the best sights the capital has to offer. The run is especially important to me as it’s supporting such a great cause in Cancer Research UK. I’d ask everyone taking part to make a special effort to raise money for research into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.”
Many of the thousands taking part are set to raise funds for the events official charity, Cancer Research UK, to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. In the lead up to 1 February event organisers Human Race will be sharing Jo Pavey’s advice on the official Cancer Research UK London Winter Run website. Alongside Jo’s tips there will also be information from a panel of experts who will share their knowledge on fitness, nutrition and wellbeing.
The Cancer Research UK London Winter Run has a limited capacity, and those interested in taking part should sign up at the event website to secure their place. Those who would prefer to conquer the cold in numbers receive one free place for every group of five.