Many months ago, Matt Pillinger, Matt Maiden and I arranged to run the New Forest Marathon together. As a trail marathon we wanted to enjoy it rather than push for a spectacular time on what shouldn’t be a PB course. As I was a marathon newbie the two Matts agreed to help me get through it.
It’s finally happened, after 23 consecutive handicaps, Baz did not attend in August 2017. This means the baton for current consecutive attendances passes to Tim Manners, who has not missed an event since September 2016. Continue reading
The Great South Run is branded as the World’s Leading 10 mile course. Having run it a few times I can confirm that it attracts a huge variety of runners, from Jo Pavey and Mo Farah to runners entering their first 10 mile, or even first race. Continue reading
Tell us a bit about your running history
Initially I thought I’d try it as a way of continuing with exercise throughout the winter months (cycling is only for summer!) I had attempted it before when I was a lot bigger and found it most uncomfortable and frankly impossible thing to do. Why run!??
However, try I did. I wasn’t confident enough to join the desk to 5k session but it did inspire me and I asked Tara Anglim to coach me. I always remember the first time, Tara was basically walking but I managed 7 minute before having to walk – that only just got me over ½ mile!