Years Running: Nearly 19 (I did my first training run in May 1996)
Favourite race: I have several, mainly long distance multi terrain events in the peak district, and I also have a great affection for the Great North Run as well. This may explain why I'll be doing my 19th consecutive GNR this year.
Least Favourite Race: I don't think I have one - unless it's the one I'm doing at the time if I'm having a bad run.
Why did you start running? I'd started swimming and going to the gym as I wanted to lose weight
(I was pushing 14 stone which, for me, was too heavy). The company I worked for (now called Experian) took over
sponsorship of the Nottingham marathon and half marathon and encouraged staff to sign up
Injuries received?: Apart from the usual occasional pulled or strained muscle, the only big
issue I've had is knee surgery.
I now have little or no cartilage in my right knee. Perhaps 1 (hundred) marathons too many?
Furthest Distance ran?: In one go, 50 miles (in 9.5 hours), though I did once run 2 marathons in 2 days and 3 in 8 days.
Trainers worn: I started with Asics then Brooks, then Nike but I've settled on Saucony
Top tip from your experience: Don't worry if you're not super fast. Run to your ability and don't push your body beyond what it is capable of.
How many miles do you run per week? It depends if I've got an event but, on a normal week it's about 9-10 as that's as much as I can risk with my knee.
Other hobbies? Triathlon / duathlon (GB age group at all distances from sprint to ironman) and I virtually live at the gym / pool or on my bike. Apart from that,
I try to get to see as much live rock music as is practical.
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