Trying to get some sharpness back after a 3 week break. You soon lose what takes a long time to build up!! Couple of 10ks in September, couple of halves in Oct/Nov, with some park runs sprinkled in when the cricket season finishes.
Used to run for school & district cross country, but never kept it up. Entered Stratford half marathon in 2004 when the missus was pregnant with our first to replace our long walks with training runs. I just missed out on sub 2hrs which was the best thing that could have happened for my running career. I was hooked & had to beat it!! Did Tewksbury following year and smashed it 1.47. Kept on entering 2-3 races a year including ingural Birmingham half and found the more I put into my running the more satisfaction I got out of it. In 2012 entered Stratford marathon, only for it to be called off 10mins before the start due to Noah appearing in his ark. Plan B was The Wales marathon in June. a beautiful course with plenty of challenges, but I am a Marathoner. The same bug has afflicted me as it did 10 years ago; there is time to take off from my marathon time, along with every other distance I have ever run and so the challenge continues. I have found a vent for my competitive streak and work/life stresses and I LOVE RUNNING!!
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Best Ever Times
|5 km||Arrow Valley Park Run (Redditch)||21:21||6:52||65.39||Dec 2013||8|
|5 miles||Coventry Godiva Harriers New Year 5||35:20||7:04||65.31||Dec 2013||2|
|6 miles||Stratford Summer 6||43:44||7:17||63.68||Jul 2013||1|
|10 km||Wright Hassall Leamington Regency 10k||44:25||7:09||64.93||Apr 2013||10|
|12 km||Not the Roman IX||55:02||7:23||63.74||Jan 2014||1|
|9 miles||ASICS Arden 9 Mile Road Race||1:06:59||7:27||63.72||Jun 2014||2|
|13.1 miles||Great Birmingham Run||1:38:14||7:30||63.8||Oct 2012||16|
|15 miles||Banbury 15||2:00:07||8:00||60.23||Mar 2014||1|
|26.2 miles||Worcester Marathon||3:53:11||8:54||56.28||May 2014||2|