Back from injury!!

December 2011 i fractured my spine in 6 places. Hoping to do GNR this year!!

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21/01/2013 at 19:03

Nice to meet you all. Thought i'd let you all know a bit about me.

When I was 17 i took part in my first half marathon (great north run) without much training (just a 5k here and there) I had such an amazing time and finished in a relatively poor 2:19:26.
I've always been quite skinny but on th 5th December 2011 at the age of 20 i had a motorbike accident where i sustained 6 spinal fractures. In the past year i've been at the gym just strengthening myself back up and now i am up to about 12 stone.

Last week i registered myself to be in the ballot for the GNR 2013 raising money for The Notts/ Lincs air ambulance who probably saved me from paralysis that day.

After that at the gym i did my first 5k in around 30 mins on the treadmill. I am mentally prepared to give it everything and be fully prepared to complete a half marathon in under 2 hours.

Any training advice would be very much appreciated and i will update my progress throughout training for anybody interested.

(Sorry for any bad english, slightly rushed.)


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