There are lots of reasons for taking part in the Race for Life events. They are great fun, and and preparing and taking part keep us all fit. There is something exciting and encouraging about 5,000 people getting together in one place to take part in a sporting event. At one time, I thought that sport was for those who were fit and the best. With events like the Race for Life, I realise that sport is about taking part and doing something at your own pace. In taking part I know that I don’t have to be the best, but there is a sense of achievement in getting round the course.