Natasha Kennedy

Name: Natasha Kennedy
Age or Running Category: 33
How long have you been running? On and off for about 10 years – mostly off!

I hated running when I was younger and I used to skive cross country runs or track sessions at school.

Why do you run? I love the outdoors and running is good for my mood and general fitness.
Describe your favourite run: Anything outside with hills and nice countryside!
Do you take part in races? If so what distance/terrain? Racing is not really my thing, although I do like to have one or two challenges lined up to give me the incentive to get out and run.
What is your greatest running achievement? Completing the Exmoor Stagger in October 2016. I wasn’t sure I’d be capable of getting round the very hilly 16 mile course but I surprised myself (and wasn’t last)!
How long have you been a member of Cheddar Running Club? Since July 2016
Why did you join Cheddar Running Club?  I wanted to push myself and meet some new people. Before I joined the club I only ever ran at one speed and had never run more than a few miles. I still don’t run fast, but it is fun to exercise as a group and I’ve met a lovely bunch of people!
How has Cheddar Running Club helped you and your running? When I come regularly I really notice the difference in my fitness and endurance.
What would you say to anyone thinking of joining the club? Just come along! I put it off for a while thinking I wouldn’t be fit enough or fast enough to do a club track session but everyone was really encouraging and it really doesn’t matter how good a runner you are.

 

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