Meet Leanne

Photo courtesy of Shire Photography -

Leanne joined Rachel’s Runners in the later part of 2014. She quickly found her running groove and joined us every week during Field 3. A woman of my own heart – one full of determination! Please say hello to Leanne…

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a busy wife to Greg, Mum to Daniel 19, Ethan 15 and Abby the Poodle 4.

Tell us a bit about you and running – how, when, why.

I have never been a runner. I was a swimmer at school but never could run very well. I decided that I was going to give it a go when I saw something about Rachel’s Runners (RR) I have tried to do Couch 2 5k twice but I never got further than Week 3. So I started RR and never missed a Saturday session. Some days were easier than others.

I never thought that I would be able to run 5km non-stop, but at the Rachel’s Runners Fun Run it happened! I did it and the reward was for me to get pink streaks in my hair if I did it! Now I love my pink hair streaks because they mean something to me. I achieved something that I never would have, had if I had started running on my own.

What’s the best thing about running for you?

My running buddies who also do a spin class with me and I love them. Plus the ladies that I have met since starting with Rachel’s Runners. Also, being able to run the Mothers Day Classic for a friend that has just been diagnosed with breast cancer not so long ago. Previously, I would have never even contemplated it.

Leanne and her buddies

Leanne and her running buddies

What’s your favourite running equipment?

My Shwings of course!

What’s your biggest challenge with running?

My mind and I sort of shuffle, but in my head I see myself running like a Olympian!

If you could invent a running or fitness tool or toy what would it be?

A motor for my legs and a time machine to take me back 40 years so I could’ve started running then.

Any tips for fellow runners?

Give it a go! I’m going to line up for the next round of RR and can’t wait. I love my Saturday morning run with everyone!

Fun Run success!

Fun Run success!


About Rachel Allworth (113 Articles)
Owner & Coach - Rachel's Runners

1 Comment on Meet Leanne

  1. You are an absolute legend Leanne! Thanks for sharing! Love you and love your work!

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