MUMS will be on the run in a cancer charity race in Cwmbran next month.

Among the many entries for the Cancer Research UK Torfaen Race for Life is a group of 20 mums who all have children attending schools in Caerleon.

Diane Warren, an interior designer, of Pollard Close, Caerleon, is the woman who persuaded the mums with children at Caerleon Endowed Infants School to take part.

The mother of two boys said she decided to enter the race because it was a way of getting fit for the summer.

She said: "I saw the race advertised and thought it would be a good idea to do it. It would give me something to aim for and keep me fit at the same time. It's one of those things you will wish you had done, so I decided to take the plunge.

"I recruited the mums from the school. I basically conned them into the race by saying they would get fit! We train each Saturday morning by going for a three-mile run.

"We are all 30-plus years of age. It will be fun and will also be an achievement for us."

The race at the Northfields Recreation Ground on June 8 is a women-only event - although men are welcome to go along and help out.

All the money raised from the event will go towards curing, treating and preventing cancers that affect women.

The number of women already signed up for the 5km run, sponsored by the South Wales Argus, Tesco and Sports Council of Wales currently stands at more than 320.

The closing date for entering the race is June 1. Women who have applied and not received their race number by the day of the race will be able to collect it from the Cancer Research UK marquee.

Nick Wright, of Cancer Research UK, said: "I will have a list of all the women entered and their running number. All they have to do is come to the marquee and we will allocate them their number."

* To enter the Race for Life contact Cancer Research UK's hotline on 08705 134314, or visit its Internet site at or go to your nearest Tesco and pick up and fill in a form.

* In the picture: Mums limber up for the charity race.