I’ve been running on and off for as long as I can remember but don’t think I’ve enjoyed it as much as I do now. Always too scared to join a club, I was running the Casterbridge Half alongside a few Running Free people (later to become RIOT) and the camaraderie amongst them was fantastic!

I joined soon after, got involved on the committee as the Membership Secretary shortly before the launch and love being involved with them. The challenges are fun (?!), the members are great and my running has improved so much that I can now start to justify my chocolate consumption. Wins all round!

Done more running and challenged myself more than I ever thought I could thanks to the RIOT challenges and support of the people running them

Lou Knapper