Meghann Stewart

Sport : Athletics – 800m and 1500m

Club : Member of ACA and AMA at Mt Smart.

Has competed in : World Masters Games 2013 in Torino, NZ Masters T&F Championships for last four years, Masters Oceania's in 2012 and 2014.

Achievements : Winning the W45 1500m gold medal and 800m silver medal at the World Masters Games in 2013. Winning the W45 800m and 1500m at the Oceania's in 2012 and 2014. Current Oceania record holder for the W45 1500m and Auckland record holder for the 800m.

My story: As a mother of three I started running again in 2010 after 30 years. I'd never trained for anything before but when I heard about the Sydney World Masters Games in 2009 from a friend I joked I had time to get ready for the next one in 2013. I came from nothing but ended up winning two medals which goes to show anyone can set themselves a dream goal and achieve it. I now have a coach and train 9 out of 10 days - track, gym, pilates and long runs.  I want to compete in Auckland in 2017 to defend my title, and I enjoy the experience of competing against other women from all over the world.