I am a: regular recreational runner I have been running for: 3-5 years I run this many times a week: 1-3 times My weekly mileage is about: 20 or less 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: 10K Next Favourite: Marathon Third favourite: Half-marathon I take part in events: 1-11 times a year I also do these sports: Walking (hill walking)
More about me
I'm a 24 year old teacher from Yorkshire.
I started running in January 2007 in an attempt to get fit and stay in shape. I joined a local running club which helped a lot; the camaraderie and support were very motivating and I met some inspiring runners. In May 2007 I ran my first race (the Askern 10k) in 1:02:17, and I loved the feeling of completing a race and crossing the finish line with my fellow club members cheering me on. However, for whatever reason, I started to lack motivation after another couple of months and my running eventually tailed off completely in the summer. But a year later, in June 2008, I decided to return to the sport and the only thing I regret about that decision is that I didn't start running again sooner!
I ran the Albert Bartlett Edinburgh Marathon in May 2009 in 4:52:48. I must have been bitten by the marathon bug because I signed up for the same race again in 2010! This time I completed it in 4:59:58 after struggling in the heat and being pushed on my brother, who ran the race with me.