Getting to Know You – Sally Puddephatt & Kevin Hare

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Getting to Know You - Sally Puddephatt & Kevin Hare

 

This week I have two new members to introduce...

Sally Puddephatt

Tell us about yourself:
Hi my name's Sally and I live in Milton Keynes.

Previous running experience/ achievements:
I started running about 3 years ago to loose weight and increase my fitness.
My biggest achievement has been running the London marathon 2015, it's up there as one of the best days of my life!

Who do you normally run with?: 
I enjoy running on my own,  listening to music and having time to think. I also enjoy running with my friend Tracy who recently joined LFR's with me.

Favourite distance:
I joined the Milton Keynes Parkrun at Willen and was thrilled when I managed to run 5K without stopping! I have since then run several 10k races and 6 half marathons.

Experience with the club so far:
I have really liked the Tuesday club runs, and the 5K to cake is great fun haha!
Tracy and I ran the recent cross country race which was amazing fun, and were also tail runners at the Santa dash.
I wasn't too sure about joining a running club, but everyone has made me feel very welcome 🙂

Future running plans:
I have recently been diagnosed with arthritis in my left foot and 10K is the furthest I can do at the moment

 

Kevin Hare

Tell us about yourself:
I am 45 years old, married and have with 2 boys age 14 and 10. I live and work in Leighton Buzzard.

Previous running experience/ achievements:
I have been running on and off for the last couple of years, I started running at Rushmere parkrun as a way to lose the extra weight I had gained and have really enjoyed it as I am starting to finish in the top ten places .

Who do you normally run with?:
I normally run by myself as I am up early in the morning so I head out then.

Favourite distance:
I have a run which is 5.3 miles, it goes from Bideford Green through the town and out to the other end and back down Chartmoor Road to Bideford Green, it is a good route as it has plenty of hills to challenge me.

What made you decide to join LFR?:
I was running at Rushmere parkrun and also got into volunteering as a Marshal when I met Dave Ayers. We got to talking and he invited me down to the club, I ran on a couple of social runs and enjoyed the company and the runs.

Experience with the club so far:
I have found the club and its members to be very inviting and friendly, always willing to give advice and encouragement. I have enjoyed meeting different people within the club and the different routes the club run and the social side of the club.

Future running plans:
I am looking to advance my running with long distance running, half marathons in the future as my abilities increase.

Say hello when you see them next next!

If you would like to introduce yourself then drop me an email - vicecaptain@leightonfunrunners.org.uk

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