My Running Story – Carole Ford

A few years ago now I was training to walk up Snowdon with my  Nordic walking group. I needed to pencil in something to help build up my stamina for the big climb and so my running journey began.

Many of my school friends would tell you I was the first to dip out of cross country and take refuge in the nearby woodland. However here I am now just enjoying a 5k during the week and sometimes at the weekend. This was achieved by my enrolling on the couch 25k at Shrewton village.

At the end of my Couch25k I took part in Salisbury Park run with all the other club trainees. This was an amazing personal achievement and I felt fully supported by the club and their fab run leaders. In addition to this I conquered climbing Snowdon and loved every minute of it as I was fully prepared with my running and Nordic walking combined.

I run for various reasons and love the holistic well-being that comes with it. So I can now truly call myself a Shrewton Club Runner.