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Grimsby woman outruns her fears thanks to Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k | | Lincolnshire In Focus
Marie Birch opens up about her breakdown and race back to the top just a year later. The streets will come alive again on 21 July with the return of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k. Grimsby runner, Marie, 41, suffered an anxiety attack on the day of the 2017 Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k, but is now back on top in time for this year's event. "Anyone who has ever had a panic attack knows that it is an awful feeling and very frightening," said Marie. "I'd done a bit of running before, but nothing serious, and I didn't set out with any plans to run the Grimsby 10k. "My husband ran the 10k with his daughter in 2017, so I went to go and see them afterwards to congratulate them. "The park was really busy with people milling around. I found it overwhelming and started to get anxious and had a breakdown. "It didn't come out of the blue; I have struggled with anxiety for a long time and so have many people in my family. "I have never spoken to anyone about it or dealt with it before, I just bottled