So, James, when did you start/return to running?
|"The main reason for me to start running was to do something about my weight; I was 14 stone 8 before I started running and now currently under 12 stone and so much fitter and healthier. I know it sounds cheesy but running has changed my life, I have made so many new friends from it and my mental attitude is stronger and more positive."|
What inspired you to take up running?
|"I like a challenge and dived right in the deep end and did the Cardiff Half Marathon as my first race. I said after the race I would never run again, but 5 years on and over 30 Half Marathons later I still have the running bug more than ever."|
What motivates you to keep getting out the door for a run?
|"To keep getting better and to motivate others to start running. I recently got my girlfriend to take up running and she will be running her first half marathon at Swansea next month."|
What do you enjoy most about running?
|"The sense of freedom it gives you, the competitiveness and friendships made at races and most of all those positive endorphins and always buzzing after a run."|
What goals have you set yourself this year?
|"My main goal in 2018 is to go under 40 minutes for 10K. I nearly did it in the Bristol 10K this month but just came up short, running 40.29....ahhh."|
What would you say to someone thinking of trying running for the first time?
|"Do it!!! There are so many positives to taking up running and being active. The hardest part is getting out the door, but once you do you will get the running bug I promise."|
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