For this blog, I thought I’d move away from recruitment and the law to one of my favourite pastimes and topics; running! I’m not quite a running bore (I hope not anyway), but I do encourage people as best I can to have a go to mixed success…I can but try!

I’ve been running for 10 years or so, dipping in and out depending on my commitments in any given 12 months sometimes running loads and sometimes very little. I’ve done my fair share of organised races from 10k’s through to the London Marathon, and standard wise I’d say I’m average…I’m more than a plodder, but not much more!

I love running for lots of reasons; the personal challenge, the way it clears the mind, the social side and the fact it is really easy to do. Kit on and I’m off!

Thornton Legal has been around for 3 years now and we plan to be around for a lot longer. I’ve run consistently during that time, nothing major just half an hour to an hour here and there. Running a business is stressful and running is my best release. In fact, some of my better ideas have come while out on the roads and trails. I’ve even managed to get Nick my co – Director involved, and he can now be found regularly running along the Liverpool waterfront or the Wirral.

Finding time to run more recently has been a challenge. I have a toddler and a baby on the way in July so I’m trying to be creative about finding the time. I’ve been pondering organising an informal running group for a while and, as the weather is on the up, I thought this week would be the time to getting the ball rolling.

Liverpool is such a great city for running, particularly along the waterfront, so I’ve put the feels out on Linkedin to the Liverpool business community to see if anyone would be interested in joining me for a weekly lunchtime 5k. All very informal with the only aim being to get changed, run, showered and back to the desk in an hour. I did a test run today and it’s definitely possible!

I’m thinking of starting next Wednesday so, if you’re interested in joining us, keep an eye out on my Linkedin feed and comment!

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