My name is Laura Sparling and I started running in September 2017. Well, I actually did my first five Couch to 5K runs in July 2017 but then I went and utterly buggered up my knees, so I restarted C25K in September. You can read all about that here if you like.

When I'm not outside running while arm-dancing to whatever is on my earphones, doing a swim, or panting along on my bike on 'rest days', I'm to be found either in my shed making glass beads, or studying for my archaeology degree.

I live in Cambridge with my husband, Chris, and our cat, Nigel.