Elizabeth Van Duyvenbode

I joined run club when it was just a few weeks old. I had always hated running but after agreeing to run a 5k with some friends and discovering that it wasn't actually that bad I decided I wanted to continue after we had completed the race. Since joining run club, I have gone further distances than I ever would have thought I could - 5k's, 10k's, half marathons and even competing in the London Marathon last year! I couldn't have done any of it without the help of run club and the amazing friends I have made there.

I became a run leader as I wanted to get more involved with the club and help others to achieve their goals. I'm not a leader by any stretch of the imagination but Moorside's magic powers got the better of me and made me want to help people to do a bit more and run that bit further than they thought they could.

Run club will be 3 years old this year and has gone from strength to strength and I'm proud to say I'm a part of it.

Want to become a run leader?

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