Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race - – Claire Byrne, Bland­ford, Dorset

Thanks so much for sharing Louise Green’s story (RW, July). I hope it in­spires other larger ladies to just get out and go for it. When I took up run­ning a few years ago I dropped from a size 20 to a 16…and that’s where I’ve stayed. So I to­tally re­late to the dis­crim­i­na­tion Louise ex­pe­ri­enced. I too get strange looks and com­ments at run­ning events. It took me years to have the courage to wear run­ning gear in pub­lic, but I’m so glad I did. I love the free­dom run­ning gives me. And if I can run a 100km ultra as a plus-size runner, any­one can do it.

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