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“EVEN THOUGH SO MANY HORRIBLE THINGS WERE HAPPENING AROUND ME, I GOT UP EVERY DAY AND RAN FOR AN HOUR”

Caithy Walker tells us how running has helped her cope with life’s toughest moments

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When Caithy Walker found running, she used it to manage the agonising symptoms of both a debilitating spinal condition – and clinical depression. It become the natural healer that has transformed her life.

Given that our cover star Caithy Walker, 34, a part-time teacher from Manchester, was told in 2012 she would never be able to do high-impact sport again, you’d think she’d have the perfect excuse to hang up her running shoes and call it a day, right?

But determined not to give up, even in the face of huge adversity, Caithy defied doctors, teaching herself to run again through her darkest days. In fact, she credits running as the thing that saved her life.

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About Women’s Running

Discover the best running gear of 2017 with the December issue of Women’s Running. In our annual Women’s Running awards, we’ve tried and tested 1,000 running products and, in this issue, we uncover the products that came out on top. While giving you ideas for your Christmas wishlist, we’ll help you to stay motivated too, with stories of amazing women who have used running to transform their health and lifestyles. You’ll also learn how to adopt a winning mindset, so that at every race you feel like a winner, no matter where in the field you finish. And if that’s enough to inspire you to take on a new race challenge next year, head over to our regular race reports section for a taster of some epic races the team have taken part in this season. We’ve also got for you a killer workout for abs and arms, helping you to tone up and improve your form, plus plenty more advice and inspiration to boost your running.