I started running in 1979 as a 17 year old when lots of girls that age drop exercise for far more interesting hobbies! Yes I really am that old!
Up to my mid 30’s I was a competitive runner racing at a decent level over Cross Country, 3000 and 1500 metres on the track.
I continued competing throughout my 30 years police service but now I run for enjoyment, to socialise with like minded people and to hold the inevitable middle age spread at bay.
After moving to Harrogate 4 years ago I found the perfect club in Nidd Valley Road Runners for just that. Everyone was so welcoming with a huge sense of team spirit.
I volunteered for a place on the committee to give something back whilst enjoying that sense of belonging.