A CHORLEY mum is planning to run a circuit of one of the world's most famous racecourses to celebrate beating breast cancer.

Sue Howarth, 47, of The Hawthorns, Eccleston, will jog around Epsom -- home of the world famous Derby.

"I hope other women will take heart from my story," said Sue who was diagnosed with breast cancer last June.

Two of Sue's aunts both died of breast cancer so she always checked her breasts for any unusual lumps. Within days of finding one, she had had a mastectomy followed by breast reconstruction.

She then faced four months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions aimed at killing off any cancer cells that may have spread elsewhere in her body.

"I had some dark moments, but now I feel wonderful," she said. Sue will not be running alone, for one of her colleagues at Eccleston-based Pontins is running not just one but ALL 59 British racecourse to raise money for The Cancer Research Campaign.

Accounts manager Dave Thornhill, 36, is being supported by former racehorse trainer Jenny Pitman, who beat cancer herself, and staff at all of the racecourses.

"I wanted to do something different to raise money for cancer research because I was so impressed by Sue's bravery," he said.

The challenge will begin at Aintree, home of the Grand National, on September 2 and it will take just over a week to travel the country.

Sue will be joined in her run at Epsom by her husband John, 47, and children Danielle, 19, and Alex, 14, and anyone wishing to sponsor her and Dave can contact Sue on 07836 671349.