Laura starting running about three years ago to raise money for a 5K race for life after losing her mother to cancer. In three years I have seen her go from struggling to run one mile to running six half marathons and two full marathons in aid of various cancer charities. This has become a passion for Laura, so much so she has managed to incorporate running into nearly every aspect of her life, including work. Laura works in schools teaching about the risks associated with drug and alcohol misuse to young people and will often be asked to work closely with those who are already misusing or are at risk of using on a one-to-one basis. Laura speaks often about the natural high she gets from going on her run and the sense of pride and achievement she feels when she crosses the finishing line. Laura decided these are things that a young person would need to feel when she was considering diversionary activities with them. As a result of this Laura set up a running club and every few months will take the participants of the club to a charity run for them to race in. Since it started Laura has supported these young people through their first 5k and 10k races. Laura talks about how well her young people have been doing and how much they will refrain from misusing drugs or alcohol just to be in top shape for their next event. I think my girlfriend has instilled something in these young people that will carry on with them through their lives.