Women across the west country are competing today in the Women's Running 10K Race Series at Blaise Castle as it returns to Bristol for the second time. One of those taking part is 32 year old Iona Pippin from Hucclecot in Gloucestershire.
In January 2012, Iona decided to start running with the aim of improving her health and losing weight; however her journey came to a sudden halt.
Iona was determined to get back on her feet and just two months later, she ran her first mile.
Her tremendous journey was built on pure determination and positivity, especially when exercise was virtually impossible.
Following a successful 10K in February, Iona signed up to the Women's Running 10K Race Series as part of her autumn half marathon training plan.