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”I’M RUNNING LONDON TO PROVE I’M REALLY BETTER”

A leukaemia diagnosis wasn’t going to stop Christa Ronan from achieving a dream she ne ver thought possible: running the London Marathon

The last thing I expected to discover after I’d injured my ankle while snowboarding was that I had leukaemia”, says Christa Ronan, 37, a London-based physiotherapist. “I was told I needed surgery to fix my ankle but my operation was cancelled because blood-test results showed I had pancytopenia (a reduction in all types of blood cells).

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Ever thought about how your favourite hobby might impact the environment? Grab yourself the May issue of Women’s Running, to find out more about your carbon running footprint – and how you can reduce it. With advice on everything from the best ethical running kit, to making your own drinks and fuel, to starting run-commuting, you’ll find an abundance of ideas on how to become a more eco-conscious runner. And you won’t be short of inspiration. Read how cover star Lizzie Carr transformed from a high-flying city girl to a passionate environmentalist and adventurer, and how contributing editor Claire Chamberlain managed to beat her 10K PB, after transitioning to a vegan diet. As ever, you’ll find the usual training advice, including the lowdown on all things tapering, and regular Best in Test gear reviews – this month, WR testers have reviewed the latest minimal, neutral and support shoes, so grab yourself a copy to find out which shoes came out on top!