Running Tales

Leonie Heard: Taking on cancer and making new Breast Friends

May 8, 2020

Leonie Heard is one of the most inspirational people I know.

I call her 'superwoman' in this podcast, a description she disputes but I'm sticking to.

That's because Leonie not only overcame breast cancer - using the power of running to help her through - but has since formed her own support group to help others do the same.

Breast Friends Northamptonshire has gone from strength to strength, being named the winners of the Community Group/Organisation of the Year at the Northampton Leisure Trust Sports Awards 2019.

The coronavirus and lockdown have created their own challenges, but as with everything else Leonie has turned this into more opportunities.

I talked to Leonie about everything from Zoom meetings to turning up late at parkrun and having to 'run bald' for the first time.

 

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