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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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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.
Recent Blogs
Project sub-3 at 60 Apr 2023
Race review 2022-23 Apr 2023
Manchester again Apr 2023
Maranoia Apr 2023
Winding up to it Nov 2022
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Recent Training
29th Sep
General 13.7mi 2:30:05
28th Sep
General 7.9mi 2:10:48
27th Sep
General 24.5mi 3:28:23
26th Sep
General 11.8mi 1:54:26
25th Sep
General 3.6mi 33:56
12 Month Benchmarks Run Bike
Mile 5:47 1:51
5k 18:31 7:06
5mi 30:19 14:35
10k 37:53 18:40
10mi 1:03:58 31:46
Half 1:24:21 43:16
20mi 2:09:41 1:14:38
Mara 2:51:24 2:05:52
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Recent Threads
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The Sub 3:15 Marathon Thread
Rugby World Cup
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