If memory serves, I started running at about age 17/18, in a vain attempt to shed the puppy fat I was still lugging around.
I can remember struggling to manage one lap of the local park and when I could do five, I thought I was a proper long distance runner! Continue reading “Jerry’s Running Story”
2000 Probably the result of a midlife crisis, I started running. I ran with other Winchester City Penguins Swimming Club mums while my 3 children, Kent, Conrad and Fenella, ploughed up and down between pool lane ropes for hours on end. It got me out into the fresh air, and was fun. Continue reading “My Running Story – Fran”
As a child I hated most sports. I still do, and am one of the very rare males who can’t stand football. I think my problem is that I am inherently non-competitive which really is not a great trait if you want to excel at sport. Continue reading “My Running Story – Nick”
After retiring, I joined a gym to keep my fitness levels up and after three years of treadmills and cross trainers I needed a new fitness challenge. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy the gym and attend regular strength training classes, but I wanted something else and importantly it had to be out in the fresh air. Continue reading “My Running Story – Jane Baxter”
I run faster when I’m angry!
So I never used to run for fun, no honestly I didn’t! Even the thought of it just seemed completely pointless. I used to take part in x-country at school just to make up the team , always coming in last and usually being told to get on the mini bus so all the marshals could go home!! Continue reading “My Running Story – Roxanne Foster”