Runner's World (UK) - - HUMAN RACE - Claire Her­worth, Wood­land, Co Durham

I wasn't re­ally feel­ing like go­ing out run­ning one evening, but since a race was loom­ing I forced my­self to hit the road. At one point along the way an el­derly gen­tle­man heard me com­ing up be­hind him and so he stepped onto the grass to let me pass. ‘Do a mile for me!’ he bel­lowed as I went past. ‘I will!’ I replied with a fist pump. His words re­ally en­cour­aged me and put a spring in my step, and I ended up run­ning three times fur­ther than planned. All I was think­ing was 'run for those who can­not’ and I try to keep that sen­ti­ment with me on ev­ery run.

RUN FOR ALL Claire knows how lucky she is

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