Meet the team in 1 minute - Hanna

Name: Hanna Tarver. Age: 22 Club & Country: Wirral AC, England Event: 800m Occupation: Chemical Engineering Student Personal Bests: 800m- 2:01.82, 1500m- 4:16.9 1. Greatest running achievement to date? Winning the British University Championships 800m 2014 and being selected to run for the senior England team..

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You can do it

You glance out the window and instantly turn away as the torrential rain stings your face. Running in the rain isn’t particularly fun, running in the dark or cold isn’t either but you’ve come so far and a little voice in the back of your head whispers- you can do it. You run because you can, it’s an adventure; you start with a window of opportunity and finish with an extraordinary sense of achievement. You’ve pushed through pain and suffering, up hills, through mud, you’ve tested your limits and emerge stronger. You are an inspiration..

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Slow progress is better than no progress

Sweating it out 14 months ago on a spin bike I had the European U23 champs in the back of my mind, pushing me through sessions. If I cross trained hard enough for a few weeks I would be able to get back into running without losing too much fitness. At that point I was told I had a strain in my foot which should heal quickly with rest. I embraced the gym life; blinded by sweat and stared at by people walking on treadmills.

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