PR Profile: Katie Howell 

Reason for joining PR? 

Mat was having all the fun with a marvellous bunch of people. Improving my fitness was the biggest motivator and making new friends was a very close second. 

How long have you been at PR?

Nearly a year now, I think my first session was last August.

What do you enjoy most about PR?

Without a doubt the people, I’ve made some real friends and  I feel like I’ve found my tribe. Working hard is hard but there’s real solidarity in doing it in company. I don’t feel like I’m failing anymore because we’re all pushing hard. PR has really normalised pushing past comfort and I love that I’m ok with that now. It’s not a flaw in my physical fitness. It’s a good thing that I’m doing! 

What is your best achievement since joining PR?

Training and running my first half marathon in March. I never thought that I could actually do it. Never mind love it! But I really did! Running on race day felt like a celebration of the months of hard work running on my own mostly. 

It taught me that anything is possible if you work hard for it. 

What is your Favourite session?

Argh man that’s a tough one! I think having a mix of running and hiit is the winning formula for me, I’m definitely getting stronger physically and mentally because of the Wednesday sessions

If you could only eat one meal what would it be?

Its got to be Mats lasagne! He cooks it from scratch and it’s delicious!  With salad and garlic bread

What is your Favourite drink?

Large skinny latte from costa

What is your Favourite holiday destination?

Gotta be the Lake District. We’ve stayed in Ambleside and Grasmere many times since Mat and I met 11 years ago. I feel a calmness there that can’t be replicated anywhere else other than home. 

What is your Favourite song or artist? 

My love of music is vast but I’d say at the moment it’s First Aid Kit. I listened to them alot while training for  the half, Stay Gold is one of my favourite tracks. 

What song would you sing on Karaoke?

Probably Six, from the Theatre show Six. I bloody love it! (Mats sick of it! 🤣)