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With Cancer Research ambassador Jo Pavey securing third place in the recent BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award, Team of the Year being awarded to the female England Rugby Team, and Stephanie Roche coming second in the FIFA Puskas Award, it seems that 2015 is set to be the year of women in sport.

On top of the achievements of elite female athletes, more women making running part of their weekly workout. In fact, two in three participants of Cancer Research UK London Winter Run are women.

Jo Pavey, who will be running the 10km through Central London, has said: “It’s fantastic to see that so many women have signed up to take part in the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run to help beat cancer sooner.

“Female involvement in sport is ever-growing and is only going to get better as the years go by. We have so many fantastic female athletes at their peak, winning medals for GB, and even more coming through the ranks.

“It will be wonderful to see so many people, from serious runners to first-time fundraisers.”

There are few entries for the Cancer Research London Winter Run remaining, sign up now by visiting: www.londonwinterrun.co.uk.