Joined Oct 5 2009
I joined the running club afer seeing an advert in the local paper for Beginners Classes. I was a bit apprehensive about going on my own but really wanted to start running to get fit and lose weight after have 2 children. Well I decided to take the plunge and 8 years and a stone and half lighter I have not looked back.
I started running in the April of 2002 and met up with Steve Page who was another beginner. We did our first 10k, 10 mile and half marathon races together and both decided to go for the London Marathon the following year. We had lots of encouragement from Club member and were given lots of advice and tips. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and went on to do another marathon the following year improving my time by over 40 mins and just missing out of breaking that 4 hour barrier.
I have been Ladies Captain for the past 4 year and recently resigned to be Social Secretary. I love going to the Club not only for the running but for the social side of chatting to people too. I have made lot's of friends, some very close and would not be without it.