A personal journey.

I had covid in September 2021, it was horrible – I was diagnosed with long-covid and post-viral tinnitus. From there on I took my GP’s advice to limit physical activity, and stood-by as my symptoms got worse not better. In March 2022, I decided to do things differently. I took on a March challenge of completing 100km in the month for charity. Part of that journey involved starting Couch to 5k.

Runner Feature - Elwyn Sharps RunThrough Running Club London

Back then I could barely run for a minute at a time without getting out of breath. Not to be deterred, I put in the effort, worked my way through the programme and found a new passion for running – and the benefits to my health have been enormous. After completing couch to 5k in April, I was doing great and feeling better than ever. Through careful training I was ready for a challenge. I booked my place for the Jubilee Bridge 10K and continued to do more training.

Runner Feature - Elwyn Sharps RunThrough Running Club London

My next challenge is to complete anoter two 10ks, two half marathons and the London Marathon this September. I’m running all these races to help the World Wildlife Fund. I’m passionate about nature and the difference it can make to our lives, so it’s a cause that’s very close to my heart.

Since the Jubliee Bridge 10k, I then ran Media City 10k and the Cheshire Half with Runthrough. The staff and volunteers are always great – really supportive, encouraging and inclusive of all abilities. I’ve booked a few more of the Runthrough events – including Jubilee Bridge for next year as I’m keen to see if I can get a faster time than my first race. See you then!


The link to my just giving page is here: Elwyns summer of races. Couch – London Marathon journey!