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    All hail Cath-letic, fittest mum on the whole school run  

    There's always at least one Cath-letic at any decent middle-class school gate in the morning, and she 's not hard to spot. She'll have on Lycra leggings, chunky Nike trainers, and a fluorescent kagoul, and she'll most likely be checking the stats on her MapMyRun iPhone app. All this is necessary because Cath LOVES RUNNING, and she especially loves to get in a run between school and starting work; on different days she might also get in some circuit training and yoga. Toned, poised and in control, she'll tell you about her next 15K coming up in a few weeks time, and about the knee injury that's worrying her, but because she is so impossibly well-adjusted, she manages not to annoy people.

    In fact, she might even manage to convert one or two, taking them off running and giving them stretching tips (which they gladly note - who wouldn't when she looks as good as she does at 38?) like the natural leader she is. Cath has a good job, sporty partner and mainstream tastes; Coldplay, Jacob's Creek and Downton will do her fine, thanks, as home-entertainment isn't really where it's at for her. For Cath, once she's off the track it's all downhill.

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