jda
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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.

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.
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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.
Recent Blogs
Winding up to it 13th Nov
Manchester Marathon 2022 Apr 2022
A tale of three races Feb 2020
Outlook for 2020 Jan 2020
Reasons to be cheerful Dec 2019
Recent Training
29th Nov
General 5.7mi 48:54
28th Nov
General 3.1mi 26:39
27th Nov
General 17.4mi 2:28:45
25th Nov
General 3.1mi 26:09
24th Nov
General 10.1mi 1:25:31
Planned Races
Manchester Marathon 16th Apr
12 Month Benchmarks Run Bike
Mile 5:43 1:03
5k 18:31 4:43
5mi 30:02 9:36
10k 37:38 12:06
10mi 1:03:21 20:48
Half 1:23:48 27:52
20mi 2:11:55 44:51
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Cricket Thread
Manchester Marathon 2023
Elderly parents or relatives to care for and/or worry about? This is the place for you.
The Environment Thread :-)
The vaporfly thread
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