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 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!

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..

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