I met my friend Charlotte through my husband’s work colleague, almost a year ago. Despite only knowing her for a relatively short time, she has grown into a symbol of determination and courage for me. I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to witness her complete transformation as she had embarked on a journey of becoming a runner, conquering new challenges, and getting into the greatest shape of her life as a result. Charlotte has kindly agreed to share her story on my blog to help inspire others to make better choices, and to spread the message that there…

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Last Sunday turned out to be no ordinary Sunday. I entered a Facebook competition organised by Nike Running to win a place in a 5K run event with Mo Farah, current 5000m world champion and one of the rising stars of contemporary British athletics, proud owner  of several gold medals won in 3000m, 10000m and other 5000m championships and cross country competitions.  I was actually jumping up and down in the air for about 10 minutes when I saw the email from Nike telling me that I will be one of the lucky ones running with Mo! I caught the…

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