12 races in 12 months. I never imagined this would happen when I joined Benson Striders and started running a few years ago. A neighbour recommended the club and I'd never really enjoyed running up to then, but I found the Couch to 5K programme gradually builds up your running so you enjoy it.
I enjoyed planning and choosing my next event, safe in the knowledge that I wasn't going to be able to hide under the duvet on a cold and rainy day!
I'm not sure I've got any faster, but now I know that having a great time at a race has nothing to do with your finish time!
(Photo: ilovetorun.org and eBib)