Having started my running career coming last in university cross-country races, I worked hard to achieve the peaks of a national ranking for the 50km race walk, representing England at the 100km run, and Great Britain and Northern Ireland at 24 hours. I am proud to be a race-walking Centurion (100 miles in 24 hours), a member of the 100 marathon club and a life member of Basingstoke and Mid Hants AC. I now get satisfaction from passing on the passion by coaching ambitious runners of all abilities – and staying marginally ahead of the Gruffalo at Alice Holt parkrun!