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jda M50

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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 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.
Recent Blogs
A tale of three races Feb 2020
Outlook for 2020 Jan 2020
Reasons to be cheerful Dec 2019
Magic marathon plan Nov 2019
Yorkshire report and post-mortem Oct 2019
Recent Training
22nd Sep
General 9.7mi 1:36:18
21st Sep
General 3.1mi 26:18
18th Sep
General 3.2mi 20:09
16th Sep
General 3.8mi 38:45
11th Sep
General 3.3mi 30:35
12 Month Benchmarks Run Bike
Mile 5:44 1:14
5k 18:18 5:49
5mi 33:02 10:14
10k 41:43 13:02
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Recent Threads
Coronavirus discussion thread
Fetch Chess Club
Electric car anyone?
parkrun thread
Sub 3Hr Marathon
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