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
16 Jan 2020