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Lisa Adamson’s story is another testament of how running can bring out the best version of oneself.

Although life may not always be rainbows and clear skies, there is always light at the end of the tunnel when we persist through the most trying of times. 

Over to you Lisa.

“Running was never on my “bucket list” of things to do, but when my husband of 21 years left me in 2013, a friend took a very reluctant newbie to her club. What a difference just one small act of kindness can make to someone’s life.

I took part in my first 10k in Bideford in 2014. That day it was all about getting to the finish line. I am a bit injury prone and have suffered with shin splints, Achilles problems, and ITB syndrome, all of which have been helped by stretching, and strength and conditioning work.

My first Half Marathon was, at the time, going to be my only half marathon – Barnstaple in 2016, 2:18:05. This was the first time I actually considered myself to be a runner. I’ve now done 10 half marathons with a PB of 2:03:48, and still looking to improve to get that elusive sub-2 hour Half, not too bad for a 48 year old!

Running has taken me to very different places both mentally and physically, and I’m compiling my A-Z of places I’ve run that so far includes Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cairns and Dubai. Any ideas for X?

It’s not always been an easy journey, but I am now the fittest, best version of me that I have ever been, and I’ve made some amazing friends along the way. Oh, and I have a new partner, a runner of course!”


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