Click on each image to read the full interview. Thank you so much Kathryn, Susan, Carole, Claire, Meg, Katie and Lucy for your profiles.
- Day 1 - Kathryn (PDF, 225 Kb)
'I love being outdoors, I don't run with music, I like to take in my surroundings, be detached from the hustle and bustle of life. I love the way it makes me feel and I reckon a long run means you can eat more cake!"
- Day 2 - Susan (PDF, 218 Kb)
'I get a real buzz out of achieving my goals, especially knowing that I have done it with a long-term health condition that leads many people to have a sedentary live. I find being active has allowed me to deal with my chronic back pain in a much more positive way"
- Day 3 - Carole (PDF, 211 Kb)
"Being active not only brings me relief from my condition, but it also gives me the independence and freedom that I do not get in my everyday life"
- Day 4 - Claire (PDF, 216 Kb)
"I enjoy how being active makes me feel, I could have had a bad day at work or be feeling under the weather but sport always makes me feel better. It lifts my spirits, lifts my mood and helps me to be more relaxed"
- Day 5 - Meg (PDF, 217 Kb)
"It is a chance to have fresh air and feel independence. I had a serious accident and as a result sometimes have to use a wheelchair. I like the feeling of power when I am in control of a vessel because I am sailing the boat without any help from anyone else"
- Day 6 - Katie (PDF, 218 Kb)
"My biggest challenge was when I was at school, I was having to balance my school and social life as well as trying to play hockey. I overcame this by thinking about what was most important to me at that moment in time - school and sport came first as exercising has many mental and physical benefits, which would also have a positive impact on my school work"
- Day 7 - Lucy (PDF, 227 Kb)
"I have always been active but after the birth of my two children, I found it difficult due to parenting commitments. I do however think being active is paramount to a healthy lifestyle and am keen that my kids witness their parents being active and see how enjoyable it is – hopefully it will rub off on them"