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Tag: inspiring stories about runnning

Hayley Teale is 37 and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She is a personal trainer, and married with two children: Katelyn, 9, and Mitch, 4. She also has two dogs, nine chickens and lots of fish. Since completing this interview, Hayley has moved over to cycling and has joined a women’s cycling team. However, she has only temporarily hung up her running shoes! 1. At what age did you start running? I was 33 when I started running. 2. Why did you start running? I had post-natal depression with my first child, so after my second child was born, I found exercise helped keep me

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Rebekah Stevens is 29 and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She is married, with one child and one fur baby (dog). She works as a medical secretary and loves being a mum. Rebekah only started running a couple of years ago, but in that short time, has been able to tick off some fabulous running goals. Rebekah is a huge fan of  the paleo and vegan approach to food. 1. At what age did you start running? I was 27ish when I started running. 2. Why did you start running? It was free! I was having issues with my weight as I had

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Michelle Hanlin is 44 years young and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She is partnered with five children and lots of pets, and works as a registered nurse/nurse educator and consumer advisor. In amongst all this, Michelle still finds time to run, is an active member the trail running community and loves supporting other runners. 1. At what age did you start running? I was 41, almost 42. 2. Why did you start running? A shoulder injury had forced me to give up paddling and netball. I was sitting on my butt and getting fat! 3. How did you approach running when you first started?

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Rose Lowe—who is now 67—took up running in her late 50s because her weight was an issue and walking took up far too much time. While she never played sport as a youngster because of poor eyesight, she built up her running distances from 100m to full marathon, and has now competed in a couple of ultras. Ros’s Running With Sisters story includes her daughter. Spoiler alert: you’ll need tissues. My daughter’s name is Annie. In January 2013 she moved from Adelaide to Sydney, taking up a high-profile job. For the previous 12 months she had been unwell and was treated

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Rula Hockley is 54 years young and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She is married with children, and works full-time as a registered nurse and midwife. Rula is living proof that you can take up running at any age and with careful management  of health issues. 1. At what age did you start running? I was 50. 2. Why did you start running? I lived with worsening bladder incontinence following birth of my last child over 20 years ago. I had corrective surgery, then boom! Off I headed. I was also three quarters of the way through completing a Personal Trainer course

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Lorita Sasikin is 44 and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She works full-time as a HR Systems Specialist for Capgemini. Lorita is single. 1. At what age did you start running? I was 25 years old. 2. Why did you start running? I was living in Sydney with my flatmate and she had started going for morning walks at 6 a.m. and I decided to join her. As we got fitter, we started to incorporate a bit of running. Also, I used to go for walks around Centennial Park and this girl ran past me. I say ran but she was doing

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Rhoda Downie is 40 and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. As well as being a dog-owner, she and her partner Mark—who Rhoda has been with for 20 years—have two children, aged 7 and 4. Rhoda is a full-time, stay-at-home mum, but prior to having children, she was a junior primary school teacher. The focus of Rhoda’s interview is resuming running after having her children. Mums: be prepared to be inspired! 1. At what age did you start running? I’ve been a runner off and on for most of my life. I initially began running when I was about 9 years old. We

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Vicki Shaw is 37 and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She works full-time in the public sector and is studying  a Bachelor of Medical Science full-time. She has a partner, a daughter, a dog and a cat. Despite having a very busy life, Vic still manages to find time for running. 1. At what age did you start running? Lightly, at 25 years years old. 2. Why did you start running? I started small—5km jogs when I was time strapped. I had just gotten away from a very manipulative and abusive relationship with my daughter’s dad. My friends weren’t really friends

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Jane Luke lives in Adelaide, South Australia and is a sports fan, lover of many types of music, keen traveller, animal lover, and a self-confessed crazy cat lady. She loves vegetarian and vegan food and is always keen to try out new recipes. She runs both roads and trails, and has competed in three marathons and two ultra-marathons. She blogs regularly at Random Thoughts and Race Reports (which she started after the 2015 Barossa Marathon).  I was never sporty as a kid. Not even at all. I wished I was! I did well academically but sadly sucked in the sporting arena. Not for want of

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