How much more do you really want to know?
When I was coming up to 50 I thought I would see if I could run a marathon. I trained and did a couple of marathons in the year, both in 4hrs 26mins. I’ve done 9 other marathons since then in gradually worse times.
I have been to some great places to run them though, and enjoyed them too.
The 2010 Virgin London Marathon was really enjoyable, as were the Robin Hood, Shakespeare (2), Loch Ness, Vienna and New York Marathons and the Dovedale Dipper Challenge (2).
Now, a year after writing the above, my number one son tells me I need to add an update in case you wonder why I’m skiving in my training.
After a Dicky Heart diagnosis, my cardio specialist – who runs (everyone should have one) says “Keep taking the tablets and do as much exercise as you like as long as it doesn’t knacker you.” Well that is roughly what he said!