Senior Road Runners
Lisa Dowson

Lisa Dowson



I'm Lisa and here's my story. 10 years ago I used to be over 17 stone and couldn't run for a bus !! I started jogging. No structure. Just having a go.

I got some weight off and did a few 10ks and half marathons and did improve a bit, but then plateaud. Just couldn't get faster and decided to attend Spen beginners course.

5 years ago I joined Spen AC in summer of 2013. A friendly all-inclusive club with people who can run 5k in 15 mins and others in 45 mins. We support EVERYONE.

Since then I've achieved 100 metre sprint gold medal. Had a go at shot putt, and run not one, but TWO marathons!

I've gained a second family. I love running and the buzz it gives you. I've won "most improved road runner" trophy twice in 5 years and am so proud if my achievements to date, including London Marathon this year.

I'm not fast, I'm still overweight, but I put in the effort and have a go. That's all YOU need to do too.

You don't need to have aspirations to run long distance. Whether you want to just aim for a 5k for the first time, or to improve your 10k time and have structure to your training, then we can help

Have a go, meet new friends, get fit and have fun! You know you want to :)

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