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Garden Cafe Runners

Camilla from Garden Cafe Runners has shared her experience of joining one of the Oxford City Council supported running groups.

Read all about her fitness journey below...

'I've been running regularly with Garden Cafe Runners for about 5 years and I absolutely love it! Sometimes there are lots of us and sometimes it's just a few - but there is always a run - rain or shine. It is so inspiring to run with women of differing experience, age and abilities - plus we've even been running with babies in buggies, so we have some buggy friendly routes.

Last year I had some health difficulties and I was slower and had less stamina for a few months, but I knew I could still safely run with the group because everyone was so respectful of my ability at that time. All of us, at some time or another, have had health issues or injuries - but we still find a way of including everyone on the run.

We also have a real breadth of experience between us in different fields, so the conversations we have as we run are amazingly inspiring, creative and supportive.

I'm glad to say my health is now much improved and I can run more like I used to - thanks to GCR for keeping me going when I wasn't sure if I could.'