I am a: regular recreational runner I have been running for: 5-10 years I run this many times a week: 4-6 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, treadmill My most important reason for running is: to feel better about myself
I am a: Beginner triathlete I have been participating in triathlons for: 1-3 years I train this much per week: 6-10 hours My most important reason for doing triathlons is: To enjoy a variety of sports
My three favourite events are: Favourite: Half-marathon Next Favourite: Marathon Third favourite: 10K I take part in events: 1-11 times a year I also do these sports: Gym (classes), Gym (weight training), Road cycling, Swimming, Walking (hill walking)
More about me
I've spent much of my life 'trying to get fit', with periodic attempts at gym membership and the occasional try at running. As a heavy smoker I didn't really think I had the capability to be that fit, so would give up (or life would get in the way). Toward the end of 1999, I realised that with the advent of a new millenium I had reached a stage where there was more of my life behind me than in front of me! So I stopped smoking and joined a gym (again). This time the stopping smoking worked and I started to feel good and get fitter. I entered a local 10k, like many novices not having much of a clue about what it really meant to run for more than 6 miles. My time was embarrasingly slow, but I had caught the bug.
6 years later, I have completed a dozen 10ks, several half marathons and to date 2 marathons. I'll never be a fast runner, I'm a 5 hour marathoner, but I'm fit enough to enjoy it. Happy running!