Started at 46, marathon was on the bucket list

by Ian
(Cumbria )

I started aged 46 in 2013. All because I wanted to run a marathon. I had no experience of running beforehand and knew no runners, running was not in my world. But I decided to go for it, by God it was tough but I cracked on and completed a marathon, Snowdon marathon.

By the time I had ran that marathon I had met someone thru running, lost weight and had tasted the running events world. So decided I can't go back to who I was before running.

Now 4 years later, I have relocated, got married, ran 14 official marathons.

I'm afraid I'm not one who's in love with running and it's rare for me to come home saying I had a great run. But I do lots of training because I enter daft events which need lots of training, it can get repetitive, but you plod on. So, yes I was an older starter, and if I can, you can.

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Jun 13, 2017
Always training
by: Ian

There is a fair bit of marathon training. 2 weeks away from attempting 10 marathons in 10 days so it's been pretty full on. Downside of constant training is you don't get many pleasure run is..

Jun 12, 2017
Impressive Ian
by: Nicole

14 marathons in 4 years, that is pretty impressive Ian. You must have been continuously marathon training!
I too have gone through stages of not enjoying running but then it is usually because I have overdone it.
My son also asked me the other day why I enter races because I always come home shattered and saying how tough it was. "How can that be fun?" he said. I guess once you have the running bug it is difficult to stop. Best of luck with your next event!

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