I live in Barrow-upon-Furness, I am 46 years old and this will be my 2nd 10in10. I’m a ‘run leader’ with Run England for Parkside Panthers, which developed as a result of my role in training 42 women to run ‘Race for Life’. I’m also a member of Barrow & Furness Striders. I work for Barrow Borough Council, as a Fitness Instructor, Lifeguard, Duty Officer and Swimming Teacher, and I am a swimming teacher for Nuffield Health. I have always been a very fit and active person and I enjoy challenging both my mental and physical abilities.

My running career began with the London Marathon (2004) and since then I’ve run 21 marathons. I have been lucky enough to train with some local running legends.  Their running stories have inspired me to go for my dreams. Last year’s 10in10 was, without doubt, my biggest challenge and pushed me to my limits. I am as determined as ever to do it all again. I hope to inspire other ordinary women like me to do something replace with extraordinary and to enrich their own lives.

I work two jobs whilst bringing up my own family. I am also a grandmother and use the rest of my free time coaching other runners and encouraging people to discover the many health giving benefits of running and exercise. I have raised about £20,000 over 10 years for various charities. Whilst at Brathay I got an insight into some of the work they do, a fantastic charity with a fantastic team behind it

To support Sonja's fundraising please visit www.justgiving.com/Sonja-Foster4Furness/