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My Running Story



I used to be fat. Salad was something you bought in a bag, left in the fridge until it was brown and mushy, then you threw it away. And exercise was something I’d heard about, but wasn’t really that keen about trying.



My moment of epiphany was after some photos where I realised I was most definitely ‘The Fat Friend’. Not my proudest moment. It shocked me into doing something about it ... then the problem of maintaining my new weight kicked in.



I started running simply as the most efficient way of burning calories … and then my competitive nature kicked in. As I ran more, I got better. I’ll never be the fastest or the speediest, but I’m bloody-minded. Tell me I can’t do something and I will practise until I can …


PBs

Running:
Beer Mile: 6:15
2 miles: 12:49
5k: 19:27
parkrun: 20:14
5 miles: 33:58
Half marathon:  1:33:30 
Marathon: 3:23:17                  
50 miles: 8:58:58
100 miles: 23hrs 31

Triathlon:
Sprint: 1:12:16
Olympic: 2:34:08 
Middle:  5:17:18  



2 comments:

  1. I've started training for the Brighton half marathon, your story and personal best times are inspirational

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    1. What a lovely comment - thank you! I was training for my first half marathon 4 years ago ... sometimes I wonder what would have happened if I'd changed my mind and decided to do something instead of running ... I'm glad I didn't! Best of luck for Brighton!!

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