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January 3, 2020

Up until 6 years ago, I was a regular working mum with two children having to deal with the average day-to-day challenges everyone faces. Then I was diagnosed with epilepsy. After some life changing experiences of breaking my jaw in 2016 and beyond the physical wounds...

December 16, 2019

We were delighted to crown Julie Barclay as our Julie Strelley-Jones Run To Be Runner of the Year 2019

An emotional Lindsey presented Julie with a trophy and bouquet after the 5k Improvers session on Thursday 12 December.

Julie Barclay is a passionate and dedicated run...

November 25, 2019

​‘Running – you’re joking, right?’

Friends and family were astonished when I told them I was going to do the 0-5k beginners running course. 

I wasn’t surprised; I’d questioned myself from the first time the little seed started to grow. I was 55 years old, very overweight...

March 24, 2019

If anyone has ever thought about running but doubted if they could -book yourself on a beginners Run to be course!

The support,encouragement and advice given is invaluable and has enabled me to achieve what I thought was impossible.

Those who know me I’m sure would never...

March 9, 2019

I thought I would say thank you to everyone in the Thursday Chingford 0-5k group. The coaches, mentors and fellow participants, you have all done your bit to make me realise how worthwhile it has been.

Life has been a bit hard recently; my dad passed away just before t...

March 5, 2018

I’m Martin, a 52 year old London licensed taxi driver. I generally eat the wrong things and because of my job, spend most of my life seated.

Run To Be first came to my attention around March 2017. I was walking my dog when I saw my neighbour, my wife’s oldest friend Mer...

February 1, 2018

Did you know that today is "Time to Talk" day - a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health?

I wanted to share how much I've found running a huge benefit for my mental health. I don't have a diagnosed condition right now, but I have experienced depression...

December 2, 2016

My name is Sarah. I am 47 years old and live in Dorset. I suffer from diabetes and asthma. I am proud to be a member of the Run To Be community.

Up until just over two years ago I did no exercise at all. I got a bit of a shock one day when I went for a diabetic review...

November 30, 2016

My name is Debbie Aldridge and I am 55 years old. I joined Run To Be in January 2016, having never run in my life before.

What's so amazing about that, you may ask?  Well - 13 years ago I was diagnosed with a retinal dystrophy which affects the cells of the retina and...

December 8, 2014

I’m Paul Judd and I’m a runner!! 


I never thought I’d say that and to be honest I’ve been a bit of a running sceptic for some time. But I had a real awakening after finally deciding to give running a go when it became too dark to cycle in the evenings. 


I had taken up...

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