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Sharif Owadally

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I love running. It took me 10 years after my first run to realise it. Now I can’t stop!

It started by being dragged around the local park, that then progressed into a Parkrun, I got convinced to run the Robin Hood half marathon and then people started suggesting I run the full. Excuses, stress fractures and any other niggles kept me from doing this but then the way I think about running changed. I stopped thinking about why I couldn’t do something, and started thinking about how I could do something! I ran in different locations, I stopped stressing about distances and times and sets and repeats and exact numbers. I started to relax about my running and enjoy it! I started to believe in myself and about what I could achieve.

I ran my first marathon last year…and followed this up with 8 more!

I ran my first ultras this year (The 50k Beer Ultra and Race to the King) and plan on a few others in the near future.

I’m big on encouraging others to run and to enjoy the benefits of running. I’ve taken several Couch to 5k groups and love to volunteer at events to help people along (I spent most of my July marshalling at the London Relay).

When I’m not running you’ll often find me following Nikki Love on bike carrying her food 🙂

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