My first athletics club at the age of 11 was with Winchester and I am now a member of Kent AC as well as being founder of Greenwich Runners in April 2006, the running group of Greenwich Park.
My love for running came from my Father who was a great advocate of sport and all that it entailed; feelings of achievement, feeling strong and invincible, being part of a group/team, camaraderie, support but ultimately the wonderful feeling you get when you have accomplished a new challenge, reached a once unobtainable PB or your first run after having a baby!
I became a running coach as I wanted others to experience all those feelings above. With coaching you come across runners with different goals and my philosophy is to help each individual reach their ambitions. It may be to run a 5K or to run a marathon in under 3 hours. All our goals are different and we can achieve the once thought unachievable with hard work, determination and believe. I love running, be it on road or mud, 400m or a marathon and wish to continue running and achieving the unachievable for as long as my body will allow. I believe in finding your own pace and reaching your own goals.
What started as a race entry on a whim at the end of 2008 has resulted in me diving head first in the world of running and opening up a can of running worms. There is something quite special about the running community and through my pursuit of PBs and new adventures, I have met an incredible array of individuals who never fail to make me smile, challenge and inspire me.
As the miles have clocked up and trainer addiction intensified, I have become more and more interested in what is the best way to run. Having gained my qualification as an England Athletics Assistant Coach and Barefoot Instructor, I have been fortunate enough to train and work with numerous athletes are various stages in their running careers that has enabled me to explore this.