I started running on my own in 2010 to try and lose weight/keep fit. I was instantly hooked, despite fears that I wasn't running properly, breathing correctly and other concerns that every beginner has had when first start out. I first met members of the group when they welcomed me onto their bus to Edinburgh to run my first Half Marathon in May 2013. I have made some very good friends along the way and now prefer the interaction and encouragement that comes with running as part of a group than on my own. I became a Jog Leader in June 2016 in the hope that I could support and encourage members of the group the same way I was supported achieving my personal goals. My son runs regularly with me and told me he can't wait until he is old enough to join the club.