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My Great North Run - Hannah Purvis

My Great North Run - Hannah Purvis

My Great North Run journey started on 6th February 2019 when I received the email telling me I’d got in through the ballot. I’d only entered about 12 hours before the ballot closed so wasn’t expecting to get in. My training was perfect, after 3 not so perfect half marathons...

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Out Run the Black Dog by Sophie

Out Run the Black Dog by Sophie

There are a number of reasons why people start running, anything from fitness, weight loss or like me for that little bit of headspace and feel good that exercise can give. I started running just over 2 years ago, to begin with I was apprehensive, as a teenager I spent...

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My Running Journey by Rich

My Running Journey by Rich

I was born in 1972 with aortic stenosis (a heart murmur) which meant that the valves in my heart would not close properly. This meant that I was always a bit restricted to what sports I could do as I didn't have the level of fitness of the other kids....

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“But how can you run if you have M.E.?”

“But how can you run if you have M.E.?”

“But how can you run if you have M.E.?”   It’s a question I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked.  Or even worse “If you can run then you can’t have M.E.” After many years of recreational running including fell running in the Lakes and eventually doing...

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'I always feel amazing after every run' by Laura

'I always feel amazing after every run' by Laura

In August 2017 I decided to do something for myself once my youngest started school. My husband was a keen runner and had just completed his first marathon and I was in absolute awe of anyone who ran. Could I run? Someone who always made excuses to get out of...

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