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#OWNIT Melissa Courtney

April 06 2022 6 min read

Fitness First is celebrating the summer of sport by shining a light on some of the UK’s greatest female athletes. 

Championing women in sport, middle-distance runner and New Balance ambassador Melissa Courtney speaks with Anna Woolhouse on what drew her to running at a young age and why it’s such an exciting time to be a woman in sport.

Known for her medal-winning success at the Commonwealth Games, Courtney has been winning national championships from as young as 13 years old. She’s been juggling her training and home life for years, but ultimately, running has always come first.

Courtney’s mind is focused on the race when she runs, making sure she’s always in the right position to succeed. The Commonwealth Games was only the beginning for her — she has since one a medal at the 2019 European Indoor Championships and has her eyes fixed on a podium spot at the World Championships.

Whatever your sport is and no matter what level you’re at, this campaign will help you own it.