Christina Macdonald took up running 20 years ago to lose weight and attract a bloke. It worked, but her relationship with running lasted a lot longer. A keen gym user since the 1990s, Christina was the editor of Women s Fitness magazine for three years, before leaving the title in 2009 to launch Women s Running magazine. She now works as a freelance health and fitness writer, as well as a personal trainer. She has completed ten half-marathons and two marathons to date, along with numerous 5-km and 10-km races. She runs for health, sanity and, admittedly, a bit of vanity. She believes that anyone who is healthy can run, whatever their age, size or fitness level.