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Wednesday 22 August 2012

Women’s Running magazine – The Great Debate

Wow! So yesterday was an eye opener!

I went to take part in the Great Debate which is about a hot topic chosen every month by Women’s Running magazine and you can volunteer to take part and chat to other runners about the topic of the month!

It was in Central London so a 1.5hr drive and 3 different trains were required to get there but it was in a good location – a decent pub! – and the other ladies were great so it was worth the hassle!

When Claire from Women’s Running magazine put the dictaphone on the table, there was silence. No one wanted to be the first person to speak. All of a sudden, the chit chat disappeared, but then Helen broke the silence and we all got caught up in each other’s stories. It was nice. All of the nervousness disappeared and we all got chatting about the subject that interested us ... our running – why we do it, how we do it and what and where we’re planning to run!

Some of the stories were sad,  some were painful and others were amazing and hopeful but all of the stories were inspiring.

The ladies were eleoquent, interesting and funny and it will be good to stay in contact on Twitter and Facebook and follow how their running is going although I’m a little concerned that I’m going to be the donut of the group. I’m fully expecting my sole contribution to be "I like running, me". Meh.

Women's Running Magazine link

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