I started running with the Couch to 5k programme as a new year’s resolution back in 2014 and for a few years plodded along on my own, too intimidated to join the university club who I saw whizzing by in the park. I started an informal women’s running group, Let’s Run Girls in July 2016 with the aim of encouraging other women to get into running. The group has grown hugely in 3 years and we now have over 30 run leaders with sessions at 9 different locations. I am a Run Leader and Run Leader Mentor and love supporting new runners and leaders. I’m so proud that a lot of our group’s run leaders joined the group as beginners themselves.