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”I RUN IN HONOUR OF A LOVED ONE”

WEIGHT LOSS, ME-TIME AND STRESS RELIEF ARE JUST SOME OF THE REASONS MOST OF US RUN. BUT FOR THESE THREE AMAZING WOMEN IT’S THEIR BELOVED FAMILY MEMBERS WHO INSPIRE EVERY STEP

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Lisa Gilbert’s daughter Nicole at the Stampede Finish

”MY DAUGHTER NICOLE’S ILLNESS INSPIRED ME TO RUN”

“Running is so much more to me than just running, it’s given me so much and ultimately I have my daughter Nicole to thank for that”, says Lisa Gilbert, 38, from Newcastle. “Nicole was born in 2006 with biliary atresia, an extremely rare liver disease. When she was little and poorly I was so worried about her that I wouldn’t take her to the park in case she caught bugs offother kids. That all changed when my son Liam came along three years later and I realised I needed to allow her to live her life. Nicole is in pain most days but is so used to it that she just ignores it and lives life to the full.

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This issue of WR celebrates how crucial, and inspiring, families are to every athlete. Yes, you are an athlete! I’m writing this in the middle of the school summer holidays; my training plans have disintegrated, our house has been swallowed by mess, and my stress levels are higher than I’d like. I defnitely don’t feel like an athlete! Enjoy the issue!