My story so far ...
I took up running in August 2008 ... well, power walking to start with, then some run/walking. It was nearly 9 weeks before I could run for 30 minutes without stopping. Now it's part of my daily life ...
I set myself three challenges ... a 10-mile run (completed the Great South run in 2009), a half marathon (ran Reading in 2010). and a full marathon (this is where it's got tough!).
Since that Reading Half marathon, I've had several pulled calf muscles training and racing, and with my annual mileage dropping year by year, I took a break from running for the last 3 months of 2011.
Refreshed, I'm back in training with my immediate aim to get to the start line for a 10K. Once that's been accomplished, I'll start thinking about the challenge of finally running a marathon. I will do it ... one day.
Races in 2012
06-Jun Yateley 10K Series Race 1: 57:03
04-Jul Yateley 10K Series Race 2:
01-Aug Yateley 10K Series Race 3:
Races in 2011
3-Aug Yateley 10K Race 3: 1:01:17 (pulled calf at mile 4)
Races in 2010
14-Feb Bramley 20/10 10 mile: 1:32:33 (pulled calf at mile 9)
21-Mar Reading Half Marathon: 2:11:39 (pulled calf at mile 7)
Races in 2009
04-Apr Frimley Park 10K: 54:18
03-Jun Yateley 10K Series Race 1: 52:14
01-Jul Yateley 10K Series Race 2: 53:53 (30C at race start!)
05-Aug Yateley 10K Series Race 3: 51:43
27-Sep Mortimer 10K: 51:09
25-Oct Bupa Great South Run: 1:28:02