Some run for speed while others run for the journey of a lifetime, giving them a chance to heal, cope and welcome the start of new friendships.
We are grateful to Sara McNair, who shares her story with us this month, a testament that running is more than just a sport.
“My journey in to running started when my husband went to Afghanistan for 6 months and I was made redundant back in 2012.
It became my therapy when my mental health was at an all-time low.
It has kept me off medication, helped me cope with numerous months on my own when he is away and finding out I was never going to have children of my own.
It’s brought so many new friends into my life, people who encourage me to keep going even when I don’t think I can.
I bought my 1st medal display with money my parents gave me for my 40th Birthday, it’s on the wall in my dressing room and reminds me every day of what I am capable of achieving.
I’m not very good at running, I’m not fast & probably never will be but running gives the space I need to clear my head and keep me sane.”
Sara's story is similar to so many others we hear up and down the country, people who have made running a way of life and reaped the rewards in ways they never thought possible. Thank you Sara and by the way, it doesn't matter how fast you are, if you run then you're a runner!
Keep posting photos of your Medal Displays to our Facebook page for your chance to be featured and earn yourself a free Medal Display!
Plus, you never know who you might inspire!
We're super excited about this as we know that behind every collection of medals is an awesome story!