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I first started running in 1983, when at 38 I realised that I was pretty unfit. I've nearly always trained alone. I did my first race in 1985 - a 10K. I've done a couple of Half-M's, and then the Dublin Marathon at age50. Since then I've done very little regular running. At the end of 2007 I started running again on a small scale just before I became semi-retired. I'm now 70 - which sounds very old!

On 7th October 2010 I achieved 2 targets (PTL) - sub 24 minute 5k and a WAVA over 70%; in fact I did the 5k in 23:26 and got WAVA score 70.93%.

Update January 2013 - Since June 2011 I had a problem in left leg with acute pain at times; it was finally diagnosed as Spinal Stenosis, and after about 21 months of pain, Amitriptyline has made me virtually pain-free. I hope to achieve a 70% WAVA again, but it will take a long time to get back to where I was, as the Spinal Stenosis seemed to retard my pace considerably.

Update September 2016. I have got back a little of my former running fitness. On April 30th I recorded my best parkrun to date, 26:08 - WAVA score of 67.44%, which is the best WAVA for 5 or 6 years. This has been in part due to track sessions with Run4All at Neath.

Achievements


  • Races
    27

  • Miles
    7467

  • WAVA
    70.93%

  • 5k
    23:26

  • 5M
    40:28

  • 10k
    40:37

  • Half
    1:35:46

  • Mara
    3:40:16

Current Status

I first took up running about 1982/3. I'm now past my allotted time! My aim is to keep running for as many more years as possible, in order to stay relatively fit. I would also like to get back to WAVA 70% in the 5K, which I reached 5 years ago; also to g

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