I'm a UK Athletics level 2 coach. I started running to get back into shape when my children went to school, and though I didn't find it easy at first, I stuck with it and - rather to my own surprise - learned to love it. It gives me true joy to help other women start running too, so I've been coaching for ten years, specialising in beginners and intermediate runners. In that time I've started literally hundreds of women running, and I believe a gentle, gradually progressive approach is the best way to avoid injury and, most importantly, to enjoy running.
These photos of bluebells and anemones (and lovely runners of course!) were taken on our runs on the country trails - we are based in the Sevenoaks area and are lucky to be able to run round a lot of very beautiful Kentish countryside, where we have been known to stop to admire the views!
I aim to be a sympathetic and friendly coach, and I believe that running is one of the best things you can do for your health, physical and mental. As well as coaching my own group, with Harriet Heal I organise the Up and Running in Sevenoaks group for women who are depressed or anxious - click here for details upandrunninginsevenoaks.org.uk