After representing my university at orienteering, and moving into a working life I took up competitive cycling where I competed at National Championship level, with the occasional run for cross training, or simply to exercise in a more relaxed way. The cycling and running both quietened down while my kids were at junior school, but as they hit early teenage years I got involved in running again, qualifying as a coach at both throwing and endurance running. Eventually working got in the way, and again the running took a back seat, but the cycling for fun continued. Once the family left home, I was encouraged back into running via Park Run, and now 5 and 10k events are my favourites, especially when trail running - a bit of mud and the occasional muddy puddle never hurt anyone! Having allowed my Coach Licence to expire I was pleased to be given the chance to get my LiRF qualification, allowing ,me to share some of my experience with others
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