A PROSTATE cancer survivor will run 10 kilometres every day this month in memory of the 10,000 men killed by the disease every year.

Simon Lord, 52, from Downside, Cholsey, was diagnosed in 2010 and operated on successfully the same year.

He went on to co-found the Oxfordshire Prostate Cancer Support Group through which he has met three men who later died from the disease.

The father-of-three was inspired during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

He said: “It struck a chord. It is easy to see the news and numbers.

“But I know real people who were smiling and laughing and they are not here any more.”

The enthusiastic runner is raising cash for the Prostate Cancer Charity.

His final run will finish at half-time during Oxford United’s home game against Morecombe on March 31.

He will also take part in the Oxford Mail Cross Country League run at Wittenham Clumps on Sunday. In all, his challenge will add up to more than 190 miles — the same as twelve laps of the Oxford Bypass.

Mr Lord said he was lucky to have survived the cancer. He added: “It had a huge impact on me. I’d barely been to the doctor for a cold before.”

The charity wants supporters to complete a 10,000 event such as a parachute jump from 10,000 feet or a 10,000 metre run.

To donate to Mr Lord, visit justgiving.com/ SimonLord10k