I started running just over 30 years ago and found it extremely hard. I didn’t want to go out again after my first run! But some friends were runners and encouraged me to join them. I did and never looked back. I have done a fair share of 10k runs over the years. I made the decision to become a run leader because I wanted to encourage other people to enjoy running. I decided to become a volunteer run leader for FOMP as a few of us had started running once a week as well as doing the community circuit sessions in the park. I found that from running the health benefits have been amazing. It has helped me keep my blood pressure down and continues to keep me fit. Running is a sport that is open to anyone young and old. FOMP run club is so inclusive and welcomes anyone.