Harriers Three Mile Handicap Champion reveals intention to set up new business providing weight loss and runner’s training advice service in exclusive interview with the club reporter.
Considering how simple the sport of running is, it ain’t ‘arf complicated sometimes. This was my first race since June, but probably the first time I’d felt ‘up’ for a race since February. Having had a decent crack at training through January, I’d set myself a personal target of breaking the sub-39 barrier at the Dewsbury 10km – nothing that would trouble any world records, but a milestone for someone who’d never gone under 41 minutes before the last Dewsbury 10km in 2016.
Earlier in the year Ali put a post up about the EHH 3 Peaks weekend away . Last year it clashed with Scarborough and Haltenprices 10K’s so unfortunately I didn’t go coz I had entered Scarborough but this year I was determined to be there . Now I don’t often run further than 8 miles and have only “run” over 20 miles once in my life and that was July 2016 when I attempted to run the 3 Peaks. I had previously walked the full route many times before with a fastest time of 8 hours 5 mins . My run time from 16 months ago was 6 hours and 45 mins and that day was dry and sunny , but I had taken the compleatly wrong route up Pen y Ghent . I had decided to going up the “runners” route instead of my normal “walkers” one … Unfortunately I went up neither and just went the long way up , adding about a mile and half to the distance . So this year was determined to not get lost …….
I think it’s fair to say that most of us experience highs and lows in running, all relative to our individual ability, so I’ve tried to keep a level of perspective on what has been a very topsy turvy few months for me. The low point of this, at least I hope it was as low as I’ll get, was the Newark half marathon, in which, even though it was a flatish course, loaded with pb potential, I had a horrendous run.