I am a: regular recreational runner I have been running for: Over 10 years I run this many times a week: 1-3 times My weekly mileage is about: 21-30 Running club / race organisation: I am a member of a running club I do these types of running: road / pavement, trail / grass / woodland My most important reason for running is: to get/stay in shape
My three favourite events are: Favourite: Marathon Next Favourite: Ultra Third favourite: Half-marathon I take part in events: 1-11 times a year I also do these sports: Mountain biking, Swimming, Walking (hill walking)
More about me
For any one who is the slightest bit interested - returned to running in 2000 (age 43) after several years of doing bugger all.
Had my best ever running year in 2003 with a 1:23 half-marathon (Bracknell), two sub 3 hour marathons (Leeds and Loch Ness), 2nd place in 3 Forts Marathon and completed two ultra marathons (32 mile Dartmoor Discovery [5th place & best newcomer] and 56 mile London to Brighton [11th place & a silver medal for a sub 7:30 finish].
In 2007, to "celebrate" my 50th birthday, ran 5 marathons on 5 consecutive weekends - Paris, London, Shakespeare, Three Forts and the Orpington "Mara#Fun" followed later in the year by the Amsterdam, Gatliff and Luton marathons.
Ran two marathons in 2008 - Cold Christmas to Good Easter "cross country" marathon and the Gloucester Epney marathon.
So that''s 40 marathons in total (maybe one day I might get to 100). Running hasn''t quite taken over my life (I''m not as fast as I used to be and now I enjoy a glass of wine or two) but it''s an important part of what I do. Photo was taken at the Taunton half marathon in 2003 - haven''t changed much since then (a little older and greyer but sadly not very much wiser).
2014 Update - painful knees now diagnosed as osteoathritis hence my running days look as if they may be over