Ann Raymond



I completed Learn to Run 5k in September 2015 and ‘quickly’¬†ūüėȬ†progressed to ParkRun and on to 10k’s, finishing the Brighton Brooks in 1 hour 6 minutes.

¬†In January 2016, in a fit of over enthusiasm, I signed up for Hellrunner… 10 miles of hell ¬†IS the best way to describe it!¬†Longmoor Military training camp, early¬†Saturday morning. -5c… what could be better?!¬† The first 5 miles went well as we battled deep mud and freezing water, then came the ‘Bog of Doom’, a stretch of neck-deep freezing water and a true test of our determination. After a gruelling 3.5 hours, I had accomplished one of the hardest and most rewarding things I have ever done. If anyone had¬†told me that I would be doing this last year, I would have said ‘hell no’ you must be mad, but today I can smile and proudly display my finishers medal.¬†

 Since then I have completed many more 10k runs, knocking four minutes off my personal best time and I am looking forward to getting this down even further and collecting more medals.

¬†Running is part of my life now. As we all know ‚Äėmore running = more wine‚Äô¬†ūüėČ