My name is Steve Hinton. I am 55 and own a management consultancy company in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
I’ve been running for 30 years. It keeps me (fairly) fit and, since a running club started in our village of Tickhill 3 years ago, it’s given me a wider social perspective too. In our first year as a proper club, I won the ballot for our guaranteed entry to the FLM for 2006. I felt really honoured, did every mile of my training schedule and then had food poisoning on the Friday night before the race. I still ran on the Sunday but had to visit every loo on the way round and was very disappointed in my time. This year I did the Edinburgh Marathon in 4:26 and wondered whether I would do another. However, when I reflected on it I realised that I still have some very live and current goals and they are to
- Do London properly!
- Reach my full potential – I know I can run a sub 4:00 time for the marathon and it would be so brilliant to do it in London
- Be an inspiration to others who may be thinking that 55 is time to slow down
- Put our club on the map
My predicted marathon time is 4:00. Other reasons for me receiving the elite package include
- I am comfortable using forums and blogs etc and through my profession I can write reasonably well
- I can take instruction well and know I would gain loads of benefit from the coaching and advice I would receive.