I started running in July 2013 at Heaton Park Parkrun to help me lose weight. Since then, with the help and support of my running buddies, I have been on an incredible journey. I can honestly say it's never too late to start running. It has given me a new lease of life. I have been a member of the Heaton Park group since 2014 and I'm also a member of Prestwich Athletics Club. In 2016 I took the UK Athletics Run Leader Course and I really enjoy taking sessions with the Heaton Park Run Together group each week. I like how Run Together offers support to runners of all abilities and it's wonderful to watch how people enjoy themselves and progress over time. While I run for fun and for the social side of things I have also competed in 5 km, 10 km and half marathon races as well as doing the occasional marathon.
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