Ruth Crowther

I ran my first half marathon in 1985 and then didn't run again for many years as I seemed to spend the time getting injuries! In 2012, I ran my 1st marathon fulfilling my lifetime ambition. I trained mostly on a treadmill as I had no-one to run with on dark evenings in Redbourn. I was so glad when Run Redbourn started and there were organised runs starting from the village and I appreciated the camaraderie of other runners. I still don't like running in the dark or when it's raining or windy..... I find if there is a Run Redbourn run though, I will venture out. I qualified as a Run Leader in 2018, so I could help other people to fulfil their running ambitions and be part of a running community. Distances? I can't say I have a favourite and have now run 7 marathons as well as countless half marathons ,10kms and parkruns. I am now training for the New York marathon in 2023 which will be my 4th Abbotts star.

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