'I stopped partying and lost mates, but running gave me tonnes more'
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Running Stories: 'Epilepsy was a blessing in disguise'

Ellie-May is a runner in East London who was diagnosed with epilepsy only a few years ago.

She had her first attack during a night out in a club. The situation quickly escalated and she found herself regularly experiencing seizures at the end of nights out.

"I was living a lifestyle that I don't really recognise now," she says. Today, she's left that behind and is now "focusing on her happy place - which is running".

Running Stories is a Radio 1 Newsbeat video series to tie in with the renewed interest in fitness that January brings.

These are tales of how running has changed people's lives.

Video journalist: Woody Morris

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  • 16 Jan 2020
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