Ancient history is that I have always been fit and done loads of sport. I enjoy being outdoors and like adventures. As a youngster I played games – hockey, tennis – then at PE College my allegiance went to the mountains – climbing, walking and skiing.
When the babies started arriving I turned to running – the easiest way to get out of the door. I ran a half marathon between each of the pregnancies and got down to my fighting weight and shape each time before the next baby (I have 4 wonderful daughters).
In between daughter 3 and 4 I flirted with triathlon and got quite good in local Dorset competitions for a couple of years.
Then along came Alice and there was just enough time to fit in a run three or four times a week.
Marathons became a regular part of my life from 1994 until the last one (almost definitely) in 2009. As a family we hill walked, skied, travelled, sailed and the girls as adults are quite an active bunch.
Kayaking became part of our lives in 2007. White water paddling was short-lived (I value my life) and we have become keen sea kayakers. (Husband has the requisite beard).