The first thing I want to say is how incredibly grateful, and to be honest, astonished I am at the amount of support I've received from so many people on this forum. Complete strangers, yet you've taken the time to offer me words of encouragement. I'm humbled and so very thankful. I suspect I've joined not so much a forum, more a close family. Thank you all. And so to the run. It went well thankfully, and having Laura to spur me on was a big help. I decided that I need to celebrate little victories to keep the motivation up, and my little victory for the first session was that I ran every step of the eight runs - no walking until Laura told me to. Not much I know, but I honestly wasn't sure I would achieve that (I'm that unfit!) So a successful start, a day's rest today then back to it tomorrow. Onwards and upwards! Very best wishes to you all, Steve.