How/when did you start running, in particular hill/trail running?
I started running almost 2 years ago when my horse developed arthritis, I was lost without her and the hacking we had done. Trail running began from the very start, the sense of achievement of running up a decent hill without stopping – need I say more!!
Why do you run?
It’s too darned addictive to stop.
What is your favourite running route?
Hill run to Inverchaolain but recently east Loch Eck where I grew up!
What have been your favourite races?
My first the BUPA 5k in Edinburgh, what an atmosphere, I was so frightened!
What is your greatest running achievement?
Ha ha that has got to be the Carnethy 5, though my first half marathon was under 2 hours I’m proud of that one too.
What are your goals/ambitions?
A marathon this year Glencoe or French Riviera.
Who is your running hero?
Not a runner but David Weir the paralympian and Ali McCrossan, she is just unbelievable in her dedication and madness!! I created a monster.
What is your most essential piece of kit?
Skins compression tights.
Do you have other interests/pastimes?
The horses obviously I would like to get back to competing, and Facebook – catching up on all the Hill Runners antics lol!
Favourite inspirational running quote or piece of advice.
Hubby’s remark every time I leave ‘Don’t fall’ and love this picture it’s just me – a bit dozy!!