I started running in 2013 after a bet down my local pub. My brothers said I wouldn’t do parkrun in the morning because I like my sleep to much. Being the competitive person I am I had to prove them wrong, now I have done 150 parkruns, 3 marathons and 1 ultra-marathon. So maybe in a way they still won the bet as it got me more active. (I still like my sleep!)
I joined CRC when it first started back in November 2016 after seeing it come up on Facebook. By this time I had already ran my first marathon but it was very hard and I didn’t do a lot of training for it. Joining CRC seemed to make sense as I wouldn’t have to do marathon training on my own again, after the marathon finished I signed up to a 100k race and the list just goes on. I now spend all my money on race entries and running shoes!
Most memorable or proudest running moment
Definitely has to be running the New York Marathon in 2017. The race is just amazing the crowds were so big cheering you on and there were never a gap, it was 26.2 miles of people cheering you on. The finish was in Central Park and the atmosphere was so amazing I remember walking down it the next day and all the set was still up, it gave me such a buzz!
I completed my Leadership in Running Fitness course in February 2018. It gave me a great insight into all the hard work that goes into running a session and also gave me the confidence and the guidance to help runners achieve their goals and help them get as much satisfaction out of running as I do.
Fun facts about me
I like Doctor Who old and new, Star Trek, Star Wars and Stargate. It’s fair to say I am a bit of a sci-fi geek! I also like Big Bang Theory and Taskmaster on Dave, Greg Davis and other comedians really do make me laugh.
In my youth I did once play a cupboard in a school play (exciting I know!), the next year I was able to play Mother Hubbard, it was my big break in acting!
Some of my friends might say I am bad at names to start with but after a few times of calling you something completely different I normally get it right. Sorry in advance! 🙂