WAVA
68.78%
100m
16
200m
34
400m
1:14
1500m
5:41
Mile
6:00
5k
20:53
5M
34:17
10k
42:41
10M
1:10:50
Half
1:31:51
20M
3:07:03
Mara
3:24:17

Magpie Rob M40

Current Status

About Me


In Spring 2009 I found myself approaching age 40 and about 3 stone overweight. I decided I needed to do something about it. After watching the London Marathon, I decided to start running and entered the ballot. I started going to Bedfont Lakes with some friends and walking/running on Sundays. I was soooo unfit! Throughout the summer, they stopped going but I carried on on my own.

After a while I found out about the Bedfont Lakes parkrun, joining that in July 09 and found out about FETCH from people there. Along the way, I discovered that running is a social activity as much as a sport.

With help and encouragement from my friends, I took 15 minutes off of my parkrun PB in the first year. Attempting longer races, I got a few 10k races under my belt and I completed the Eastbourne and Reading Half Marathons in March 2010. I achieved a first sub-2hr time at the Richmond Half Marathon (May 2010).

The second half of 2010 was focussed on marathons and by the end of October I had completed 5 :-O - the highlight being a 4:15 at Berlin at the end of September.

2011 was a mixed year where I achieved my first sub-4:00 marathon at Hannover then rather lost my way. I entered Robin Hood to give myself a goal which proved to be a poor decision. Thankful for the social side of Fetch...

2012 was the year when serious, consistent training was applied and brought the desired results, incl. 3:43 Brighton marathon and 1:33 Gosport half.

2013
Sub 3:30 marathon [achieved 3:24 at Brighton]

Goals for 2014 [recycled from 2013]:
Sub 20min 5km
Sub 1:30 half marathon
70+% WAVA
Sub-3:15 marathon

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Best Ever Times

Distance Race Time Pace WAVA Date Races
100 metres Fetch London Mile - 100m Race 16 4:17 64.1 Sep 2010 1
200 metres Southern Athletics League Mens 200m 34 4:34 61.59 Jun 2013 1
400 metres Southern Athletics League Mens 400m 1:14 4:58 63.74 Jun 2013 2
1500 metres Southern Athletics League Mens 1500m 5:41 6:06 65.85 Apr 2013 1
1 miles BUPA Westminster Mile 6:00 6:00 66.92 May 2013 8
1 miles NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile 6:00 6:00 66.42 Sep 2012 8
5 km Dulwich parkrun 20:53 6:43 66.85 Feb 2013 24
3.9 miles The Thomas Cup XC Handicap 28:19 7:16 61.42 Sep 2012 1
7 km Wedding Day 7k 30:47 7:05 65.22 Jul 2013 4
5 miles Perivale 5 34:17 6:51 66.81 Dec 2012 7
10 km Chichester Priory 10k 42:41 6:52 68.08 Feb 2013 21
7.5 miles South of the Thames Championship Race 56:59 7:36 61.45 Dec 2012 2
10 miles Cabbage Patch 10 1:10:50 7:05 66.69 Oct 2012 10
13.1 miles Gosport Half Marathon 1:31:51 7:01 68.78 Nov 2013 15
20 miles Surrey Spitfire 20 3:07:03 9:21 51.57 Mar 2011 1
26.2 miles Brighton Marathon 3:24:17 7:48 64.24 Apr 2013 12
26.5 miles Herts Hobble 6:40:00 15:06 33.18 Jun 2013 1

Annual Bests

Distance 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
100 00:16
200 00:34
400 01:14
1500 05:41
1 miles 06:38 06:33 06:00 06:00 06:22
5 km 29:00 22:53 22:51 21:23 20:53 21:34
3.9 miles 28:19
7 km 33:25 33:21 30:47 31:54
5 miles 37:15 34:17
10 km 49:36 46:40 44:14 42:41 45:32
7.5 miles 56:59
10 miles 1:28:37 1:17:07 1:10:50 1:13:15
13.1 miles 1:53:38 1:46:43 1:33:13 1:31:51 1:40:09
20 miles 3:07:03
26.2 miles 4:15:03 3:56:25 3:43:26 3:24:17 3:39:50
26.5 miles 6:40:00

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