I started running in 2011, aged 47, to raise funds for the charity where I was a trustee. I had promised I would run a leg in the Robin Hood Marathon relay. Once I had said I would do it I had to carry it through and by the time I’d done the training for the event seven months later I was hooked on running. That five mile relay leg felt like a huge achievement and it was great fun! I enjoy running and racing and that motivates me to continue. I celebrated my 50th birthday in 2013 with the feeling that running was making me younger as I am fitter now than I was at 40.