Just under two years ago. I went to school in Caerleon and I heard the club was really friendly
I was trying to get fitter for the football season, then running hooked me in and I've barely played football since!
Mainly the of enjoyment seeing new places, but I also love meeting people in the running world as we're all fairly similarly (absolutely mad!)
To try and get more people to take up running: I'm always trying to convince family and friends to go for a run. I don't have any overly ambitious personal goals at the moment, I just want to get back to doing some nice trail runs around Wales.
Pacing a friend at my old running club to a Parkrun PB. She was way more thrilled than I'd even been about a PB and it was really nice to see. Personally, I was proud of my first (and only) half marathon time of 1:34ish
Not particularly. I could say I wish I'd had less injuries, but it's all part of the learning experience.
No race is really coming to mind, but I've done some amazing trail runs over the years. My favourite "go-to" trail route is a 6 miler that starts in Glangrwyney, goes to Llanbedr through some beautiful scenery then comes back via a small loop to the start.
Usually some dance music like Avicii, but mainly podcasts like the Socially Distant Sports Bar. The only thing I think about during a run is "why do my knees hurt?".
Alcohol free pale ales are my recent go to.
Take your time. You'll be running for many years so don't feel you have to rush to get certain times or accomplishments. I tell myself this all the time.
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