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“I SURPRISED MYSELF”

FULL-TIME MUMMY AND ON AMBASSADOR HELEN DAVIES MADE AN AMAZING COMEBACK AT LAST YEAR’S BRIGHTON MARATHON – WEARING HER TRUSTY CLOUDS! NOW SHE’S HOPING FOR THE SAME SUCCESS IN 2018v
Helen hopes to retain her title at the 2018 Brighton Marathon

Helen Davies was in her 20s before she discovered her natural talent for running. Money was tight renting her first home in her native town of Ipswich, so she gave up the gym membership and took up running. After a year of pounding pavements, she decided to enter her first race in 2003, and the result was unexpected.

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Think you’re too old or not fit enough to start running? Or perhaps think you’re the wrong body shape? The April issue of Women’s Running, on sale 22 February, will make you think again. Find out why running is so accessible, despite these preconceived barriers, and use our ultimate beginners’ training plan to get you started. Get inspired by our cover star, Paralympic athlete Stef Reid MBE, who despite losing her leg in a near-fatal boating accident, went on to become the reigning World Champion in long jump. You’ll also hear from three women who refused to let their disability, weight or cultural barriers stop them from running. Worried about injury setting you back? Don’t miss our 10 top tips for injury prevention, or our lower-leg workout, designed to combat shin splits, plantar fasciitis, calf niggles and more. With marathon season looming, we’ve also got essential advice for you on staying hydrated – as well as reviews of the latest gels, bars and drinks – to help you perform at your best, in training and on race day. You’ll also find our usual kit reviews, expert training advice and inspiring runner interviews.
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