Well I think it is time to close this thread off now unfortunately.
Louise i do hope you get to read this as I havent really had chance to say thanks properly and i know you have other priorities in life than helping to train me.
I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you have done for me. You have touched my life and helped me transform it. From being overweight and unable to run and a dead certainty for a heart attack I am now fighting fit, lost weight and in the best shape of my life. I simply would not have done it without you.
I intend to continue running, i am still running three times a week and go to the gym twice, i am learning all the time, and have the GNR in September and the London Marathon in April 2017 already booked in. I am going for that 4hrs 30mins again.
But not only have you helped me, it has given me opportunity to get other running. One even met his current wife at a running club as a result of running from me suggesting he got going.
I have two people at work running, and a few friends as well. So not only have you helped me you have inadvertantly helped many others.
I could go on and on, but i think you already know how greatful i am. I will never forger what you have done for me and will never forget you.
Should you find you have time again in the future and want to help your "little experiment" (as you once put it) i am all ears and would welcome the help.