Toni Bates

Toni started her running journey in April 2016 when she joined Medway Fit's Couch 2 5K programme. Since then, she has flourished as a runner! Just a year after she graduated the Medway Fit C25K course, she ran the Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll marathon and has been looking for various running challenges ever since. Toni is a regular parkrunner, having completed 234 parkruns to date. She also enjoys running road races of various distances, including 5km, 10km, 10 miles and half marathons, and also works for one of our favourite race companies, Sporting Events UK.

This year, Toni discovered trail running and has found a new love for running in mud! She also took on the huge challenge of Man vs. Mountain this year with a group of friends from Medway Fit and loved it so much that she's now on the look out for her next crazy challenge! Toni loves to help and encourage others on their running journey and has now joined our group of LiRFs this year. In fact, she is well-known for being one of the chattiest run leaders we have!

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