Once he got going, he was very enthusiastic and persuaded me to get started with his personal trainer, Mike Ovens, who specialised in running, and also runs a running club in Eastbourne.
“I was the very last one in”
Just 18 months ago I went to the club’s running session and managed 30 seconds running, then some walking. Not long after this I took part in the club’s 5k. I was the very last one in, running 38 minutes (now I can run it in under 25 minutes). It was an emotional moment for me. Julie, one of the club’s coaches, ran to meet me as I finished and as I crossed everyone clapped and cheered, and I was so touched.