M55 Ayrshire
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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. Kept chipping away with 2:47 in 2019 and also a 10k PB.
After the covid-enforced break in racing, I'm definitely over the hill but hoping to decline gracefully. I won't see any more true PBs but a WAVA target of 82% is now in sight. Hoping I can get older more rapidly than I get slower!
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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.
Recent Blogs
Excuses excuses 8th Feb
That Topic Nov 2023
Early thoughts on Manchester 2024 Oct 2023
Project sub-3 at 60 Apr 2023
Race review 2022-23 Apr 2023
My parkrun
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Recent Training
20th Feb
General 11.2mi 30:15
19th Feb
General 5.8mi 49:15
18th Feb
General 18.9mi 1:00:13
16th Feb
General 3.2mi 27:53
14th Feb
General 8.9mi 30:56
Planned Races
Manchester Marathon 14th Apr
12 Month Benchmarks Run Bike
Mile 5:58 1:51
5k 18:50 7:06
5mi 31:08 13:21
10k 38:45 16:36
10mi 1:03:58 26:57
Half 1:24:21 39:56
20mi 2:09:41 1:14:38
Mara 2:51:24 2:05:52
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Recent Threads
parkrun thread
Sub 3Hr Marathon
Cricket Thread
The Sub 3:15 Marathon Thread
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