Meet Sharon

Sharon is on a journey from the couch to 5k, and beyond.

Sharon's Story | Melton

At 51, Sharon thought that was it. Having tried lots of things to lose weight, nothing had worked, and she'd found it hard to stick at things. Travelling and her work meant that she had little time, but when COVID-19 struck, the fear that for those that were overweight COVID was a real concern, Sharon thought she would try Couch to 5k. Although many people had told her about the app and how good it was, she thought she would only last a few weeks. But she went through the programme twice, then ran a 10k, and most recently achieved 12 miles with a friend who was running 100km. Fast forward to now, and Sharon has lost 22 kilos, 4 dress sizes, and runs 3 times a week.

Sharon also enjoys to walk her dogs, and is heavily involved in her local football club, where she plays for their development team.

Find out more about Sharon

Who is your biggest inspiration/role model?

Friends during lockdown inspired me to be more active.

Where is your favourite place to be active and why?

Running around my local villages, the scenery is fab and it's so quiet.

For you, what is the best by-product of being active?

I sleep much better now, and have so much more energy.

What is your one top tip for others looking to be more active?

Start little and often!