Like many here I was a non runner, and started the programme in 2015 - graduated on Christmas day! In 2016 I built myself up gradually, eventually completing my first 10K in September. So proud of myself. At the end of November I collapsed and was hospitalised for 10 days. I am sure that my running actually helped me survive (it was a close call) as my heart health was so good. I have now been given the all clear to start running again - but I am extremely nervous about it and keep finding 'excuses' not to go for that first W1 run... I will do it, but just need to gain the confidence to get out there again - great to begin reading all your stories which are inspiring me and helping me build up to taking that first step...thank you.