Never thought I'd be a runner, hated cross country at school, but here I am fully graduated. It took me a while,what with twisted ankles( proper running trainers are a must) and summer holidays. The weather's been appalling, though I was often thankful for the cooling rain and winds. Laura is my new best friend and I'm super chuffed. Good luck to all who are just starting. Keep going, you can do it to everybody else. I'm 16 stone, 37 years old, an ex smoker (social really) who likes a drink. If I can do it anyone can.