25 27 years ago I did a half marathon in Glossop – the town where I grew up. In my head I imagined that I was about 15 but when checking through some old papers I found the certificate and was amazed to see that I was 12!


Although I was quite impressed with myself for doing something like that at 12, it also made me realise I hadn’t done any running for 25 years, So I vowed to get back on the road. I do a 22 mile round trip to work on my bike most days so my general level of fitness is ok, but running is a whole different thing.

So in October 2008 I decided to prepare for the Belfast Marathon in spring 2009, which I completed in just under 4 and a half hours.
I ran the marathon again in 2010 in 4:10, and am now training for the 2011 marathon.


2 responses

21 03 2009

What are you using to measure the distances you run?

21 03 2009
Dave Powell

I’ve got a Garmin forerunner 50 which was about £37 on amazon – it has a foot pod attachment which is a pedometer. you can also get heart rate monitors and bike attachments. The more expensive garmins like the 405 have gps but they are about £200.
you can also use gmap pedometer http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/ to plan routes on google maps which works out the distance for you.

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