Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Making Strides for Sport; Runner Ready to Carry the Baton

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Making Strides for Sport; Runner Ready to Carry the Baton

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Byline: Elyse Wurm

WHEN asked if she had always been sporty, Linda Coombes let out a big chuckle.

The sporting ability that naturally befell her siblings did not make its way into Mrs Coombes's genes, but she was still determined to keep fit and find a heart-rate lifting exercise she loved.

As the founding director of Warwick Parkrun she has built up her stamina and at the same time, found a sporting community that embraced her.

About 10 years ago Mrs Coombes started running to keep her fitness up and meet new people.

Despite many believing running is a solitary activity, Mrs Coombes has found otherwise.

"I think sport is for anyone, most people will find something that suits them and find their area of enjoyment," she said.

"I have a group of friends and we meet and run together, even though we're at different speeds it's nice and social."

Mrs Coombes looked on as her sister-in-law carried the Olympic torch, never thinking she would receive the same honour. …

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