I got into Half Marathons and Marathons after I was diagnosed with an aggressive grade 2 breast cancer 10 years ago.
Before that I only ever ran a few 10km races one year before being diagnosed, after my diagnosis at the young age of 35yrs old bringing up 2 little boys who were about to start school, I knew after all the hard treatment they hit me with chemo, radiotherapy-I knew what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, so how hard could it be to attempt a HM and Marathon?
I did so the year after treatment and was addicted.
I made a goal after my treatment I wanted to achieve 50 marathons and HM by the age of 50, so here I am today, up to 37th at the age 0f 45 and on target!
Next goal was to break sub 1.30 on a HM and achieved it! Next goal is to break sub 3hr for the marathon, but still sitting on 3.01!
I love motivating others and became a Personal Trainer, then opened up my own healthy cafe and continue to spread the word-that no matter what age we can truly achieve any goal and dream if we truly believe!
Serena Wooldridge, Patterson Lakes, Victoria
2017 21km Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run entrant