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jda M50

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Race Times
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Mileage
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  • Races
    48

  • Miles
    9170

  • Miles
    4

  • Miles
    4083

  • WAVA
    83.39%

  • 5k
    18:13

  • 10k
    37:05

  • Half
    1:21:23

  • Mara
    2:47:15
Describe your ideal run, ride or swim.
A long cruise round the lanes near home, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Lots of views and wildlife.
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What's the biggest challenge that awaits you?
2:45 for a marathon, at least in the running world. Might run out of time now I'm 50.
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What's your favourite thing about Fetcheveryone?
It's a friendly group of people and the critical mass of experienced marathoners isn't available locally.
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How do you pick yourself up when you need to?
Beer, a curry, a good run, a cat on my lap.
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What’s the best bit of advice that you would give to new runners, bikers and swimmers?
Get a routine that works for you, it may take a while to get into it.
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About Me

Dubious and reluctant mid-life (~2011, early 40s) recruit to running, surprised to find it enjoyable!

Got my sub-40m 10k at the end of 2013, followed by a sub-3 marathon at Chesterfield in Sept 2014 and then 2:54 in Manchester 2016 (pic above). Further gradual improvement to 2:51 and 2:48 in 2017 and 18, both at Mancs again. A result of accrued experience and gently increasing mileage.

Lifetime goal of 2:45 still seems just tantalisingly out of reach though, and age will surely catch up eventually. But it doesn't seem as impossible as it felt a few years ago when I had barely broken 3h. I'll keep plugging on and see where I get to. There still should be some PBs to come at all distances unless I get injured...sub-18, 37 and 80 at 5,10 and half are all in sight now.

Race Standard

Cheetah (81)

Current Status

Back on the marathon trail, hunting down the elusive 2:45 (in my dreams)

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