I’m really proud and excited to be the 2017/18 Women's Captain for City of Hull Athletic Club, it is an honour to be member of this great club and to have the opportunity to captain the ladies team.
I started running about 20 years ago when I was a student in Bristol after a night in the pub where a friend from my course suggested that a few of us did the Bristol Student’s Half Marathon. It seemed a great idea so I trained and completed it.
In the following years I ran on and off entering the odd half marathon and 10k but not running consistently and entering races more to give me something to aim and train for.
In 2007 I ran my first marathon. I had been selected to go on a charity visit to India with the company that I work for raising money for Save the Children. I had to raise several thousand pounds, running a marathon seemed like a good way to raise money. I enjoyed the experience and the training but it was still not enough to get me to commit to consistent training.
In 2014, I moved to Japan for a year secondment. In Tokyo I joined my first running club and my running went from strength to strength. In 2015 when I returned to East Yorkshire I joined City of Hull AC.
The last 2 years have been great for me, I’ve met a lot of fun and inspiring people at all abilities of running. I’m a regular at the track on a Wednesday night but that doesn’t mean I’m a fast runner. I’ve seen people of all abilities improve and it’s great to be part of everyone’s journey.
As I’ve only been seriously training for about 3 years I still see improvements and am very happy to get the odd rare but very special PB.
Running as a member of the club makes me feel very proud, especially in team events and I look forward to running with you all over the coming year.
After being a member of City Of Hull AC for 3 years and being Vice Captain in 2016/17, I’m looking forward to reprising my role again in the 2017/18 season.
I started running about 5 years ago as a way of keeping fit and also de-stressing!
My very first run was with my partner on Hessle Foreshore and he promised me an ice-cream if we both finished the run, which I did and was so exhausted I didn’t take him up on the ice-cream! But from then on, I had the bug for running.
I started doing local Park Runs and gradually worked my way up to my first 10k, the Humber Bridge 10k.
From then on, I’ve completed the Ferriby 10, Half Marathons and my very first Marathon (all of which I have loved!) although hard.
As being an active member of COH, I’ve enjoyed all organised events that have come our way, from the Road Relays to the National Cross Country Relays and also the Girls Running Weekends, all have been great and successful.
All of these occasions have made me want to help keep these things running in our club in the future.
I’m looking forward to working with Madeleine this year to support her and others to keep our great team spirit going!
Looking forward to running with everyone, let’s have another great year!
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