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I always liked PE at school but after leaving school didn’t really get into exercise until I joined a gym when I was 19 and really got into that and did a lot of the classes. When I was around 22 I moved to Durham and the job I had didn’t leave a lot of free time.

I picked up exercise again at the age of 27 when my son was around 18 months old and I joined a local ladies gym. Found that pretty dull. The gym manager then set up a little running club and thought I’d give it a go. It was probably only around a mile the first run which I managed comfortably and was one of the first back.

So that was it, I ditched the gym and got into running. So I’ve now been running over 12 years. The first 7 years or so I stuck to around 6 miles, never trying to be any faster and as soon as the nights got dark I would jack it in until the spring.

My first event was the London 10k in 1 hour but that was it really until I trained for my first marathon (Barcelona 2011) which I breezed through in 4:25 running a negative split. The marathon is still without doubt the best thing I have ever done (apart from being a mum obviously!). I have since completed Barcelona in 4:12, 3:52 & 4:13. I would still like to get a 3:44 and to beat my ½ time of 1:49 but feel like I’m reaching the end of my potential speed wise.

“I stood on the start line at the marathon and I just thought why am I doing this I want to go home I’m absolutely terrified………I crossed the finish line and the first thing I said was that wasn’t that bad and I absolutely HAVE to do that again.” – Juliet Robinson (Local Idiot)

I’m not massively competitive and while getting a new PB is a major buzz I really love the thrill of running in a new place, on holiday for example, where pace isn’t an issue and you see some great scenery. Long term I’d like to get into trail running.

I have completed the Newcastle Stampede 5 times and in 2015 I have signed up for Tough Mudder and Tough Guys. Pretty scared about those. Love mud, hate heights.

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About Juliet Robinson

I’ve now been running over 12 years. The first 7 years or so I stuck to around 6 miles, never trying to be any faster and as soon as the nights got dark I would jack it in until the spring. I’m not massively competitive and while getting a new PB is a major buzz I really love the thrill of running in a new place, on holiday for example, where pace isn’t an issue and you see some great scenery. Long term I’d like to get into trail running.

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