I didn't start running until I was 40, and had subsequently been almost 5 stone heavier and totally unsporty! I am a 47 year old mum to 4 and Grandma to 2!!!
I started off with a race for life - as so many women do now, and from there started getting myself up early each Saturday morning to see if I could go a little bit further or a little bit quicker. I got so into my running and my life had changed so much. I just wanted to learn more and do more so I trained as a fitness Instructor, and a children's fitness instructor and then went on to take a leadership in running course. I am about to train for my coaching in running qualification now.
Having completed a few marathons, I then got into the crazy world of Ultra marathons. My biggest achievement so far is a non-stop 100 mile run from London to Oxford along the Thames Path.
I set up a small business running Beginner's and Improver's running courses for adults, and have had about 120 local people so far come through the courses. It's amazing and rewarding to see people achieve something they didn't really believe they could...just like me a few years ago. I still can't believe what I've managed to do - and I just want to encourage and help other people to do the same.
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