Sharon Shillito

It's hard to believe that years ago I used to be that person looking out the window wondering why people ran and more importantly, wondering if they really enjoyed it. Fast forward to 2015 and I found myself lacing up every Saturday to participate at my local parkrun. Where, over time and with encouragement, both my fitness and well-being improved. Joining a running club in 2016, where strangers soon became friends, I gained confidence not only to enter races but in 2018 to become a Run Leader and a Run Together Mental Health Champion. Fast forwarding again to 2021, after a crazy year me, Lynsey & David decided we wanted to encourage others to share our running journey. So, what better way than by launching Birstall RunFIT! Hope to see you lacing up and joining us for a run, brew and a chat.

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