When did you join?:
How long have you been running?:
About 4 years
What's your favourite running surface?:
Road. I love running in quiet lanes with beautiful views.
How did you start running?:
Like many people, through parkrun! I was told about parkrun by a friend at work and my son started taking part with his friends from school. I would drop them off and watch, never once thinking that I would even attempt running. Then I had a health scare and major surgery. Like many people in that situation I had a ‘life’s too short’ feeling and decided the time was right to try something I had always shied away from.
Any message to newcomers?:
This club was recommended to me by a friend who lives too far away to be a member herself. I just wasn’t confident that being a running club was for people like me. But, she told me that Lliswerry Runners had a great reputation for being friendly and welcoming everyone. So my message is, do it. Really, just give it a go! Don’t be held back by worries about speed or distance. Don’t be worried whether you’ll fit in. Everyone really does pull together and encourage each other no matter who you are or what level you run at. Don’t shy away like I did, running with a club really can be for you.