I started running using the NHS Couch to 5k app in 2014 on my own, under cover of darkness. I did it as a challenge, thinking that nothing would ever get me running. How wrong I was! I then went to Great Lines parkrun where I met the Medway Fit team.
Since then I have regularly run with Medway Fit and Rainham Fun Runners. I love to have a race or two in the diary to keep me motivated and have run up to Half Marathon distance.
My big joy is seeing other people start running, especially those who may have felt they were too old, too unfit, etc etc, and to provide the encouragement and help that makes people come back for more. I'm pleased to say that I am now happy to run in broad daylight!
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