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3 All about Hazel Steele If you could learn to do something new, what would it be and why? I would love to play an instrument really well. A few years ago I started to play piano but I have a long way to go before I’m confident. I really envy people that can just sit down and play anything with no sheet music and make it sound great. What would your friends and family say is your best quality? Probably that I am usually well organised – although I don’t always feel that I am! What is your hope for the future? Like most parents I hope that my children grow to be happy and healthy, and achieve everything they want from life. What is the best advice you ever got? Join a running club! I had always thought running clubs were only for elite and ultra fit individuals. Although I had run short distances I wanted to improve and a colleague who was a runner encouraged me to join Forfar Road Runners two years ago and I have never looked back. They are a fantastic club for all abilities and I have met lots of lovely people there. I have just completed my first marathon which was the most amazing and emotional experience - something I would never have been able to do without the support of my friends in the club. What secret skills/party tricks do you have? I really enjoy baking although I try not to eat too much of it! My efforts usually go down well at work, for fundraisers, or after races for hungry runners and marshalls. Where is your ideal holiday destination? I have had several fantastic holidays to the USA but also love holidays in Scotland. I’ve also been lucky enough to participate in running events which is a great way to see more of some beautiful areas of Scotland, such as the Cateran Trail below. I am a lead pharmacist in the Prescribing Support Unit, based at Kings Cross in Dundee. We are a small team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians along with data analysis and administration staff. My main roles include developing and implementing high quality and efficient prescribing strategies and contributing to the introduction of new medicines within NHS Tayside. Cateran Trail between Glen Isla and Alyth spectra | Issue 95 Hazel’s running group at the London Landmarks Half Marathon