Brief running history: I've been running since February last year, when I would lumber apologetically around the block for ten minutes every evening, dreading the day when the clocks would go forward and people would actually be able to see me! Since then I've lost a couple of stone, and run between 15-20 miles a week currently, around 8 minute miles, mostly road running, some on the treadmill. In September I ran my first races, two local 10ks, which were great fun, but boy, were they hilly?! Have mapped out a programme of gradully longer race distances to prepare me for the FLM in 2009, but so far haven't secured a place!
Why you should train me: I am dying to run my first marathon...it seems like the next logical step, and I hope it'll be the first of many. Only question is, how do I get to that stage? It's a bit overwhelming! I'm not built like a runner, certainly don't look like one! At the moment, I'm using RW, in magazine and online form, to motivate and coach me in my running, which has been a great help. But to receive one-to-one support from a top coach, the benefit of proper nutritional advice and the Lucozade Sports team's knowledge and encouragement, as well as the discipline of posting about my progress on the training schedule, would obviously see me well on the way to achieving my goal, of running a marathon in under four hours.
C'mon RW and Lucozade, take a punt on a short furry middle-aged bloke (you didn't say we had to be attractive, did you? Hope not...)!
Brief running history I've been running since February 2007: although I made a slow start plodding round the block for ten minutes under the cover of night, it was still enough for me to catch the bug, and now it's an essential part of my life! Currently I'm running 20 miles a week, just above 8 minute miles. Intending to run FLM in 2009 by hook or by crook, and would love to run the Great North Run for the atmosphere, as a personal milestone, and also as my first race!
Reason why you should train me I'm doing just about okay heading out under my own steam on my morning runs, or doing 5kms on the treadmill, but some structure would really encourage me to push myself that bit harder to achieve what I'm really capable of. I think I probably run comfortably within myself most of the time at the moment!