From 'Hating Walking' to Running Half a Marathon for a Rutland Charity

Local business owner Michele Walters of Love Life Eat Cake is training to run her first half marathon in Manchester this weekend.

Michele Walters from Oakham is running her first half marathon in Manchester this week after years of 'hating exercise'.

I've known Michele for a number of years now and until very recently (during the pandemic), it was well known amongst Michele's friends that she 'hated walking' and would use her car for the shortest of trips.

During the pandemic last year, Michele's cake artistry business was forced to shut its doors as weddings and birthdays were halted, but with her husband Pete, they started to enjoy walks together with their beloved late dog Oreo for fresh air during lockdown.

Michele and Pete enjoyed their newfound love of the outdoors so much that they began walking to new locations and longer distances, including discovering beautiful walks of Rutland like Brooke Hill Wood for the first time since moving to Oakham 12 years ago.