I’m 54 years old and live in Sheffield, UK. I took up running in March 2009, mainly to lose weight and improve my fitness after the doctor diagnosed gall stones and high cholesterol. Prior to this I’d been a lifelong couch potato, watching sports on TV but not actually doing anything linked with sport and fitness.
With guidance and encouragement from my twin brother Jeff, I set about training for a 10km race, then a half marathon, then further.
In 2017 I added a bit of fell and trail running to my training, and have added off-road races to my calendar. It’s taken my fitness up a level, helping me to smash my marathon PB at Indianapolis in 2017.
I’m now a member of Vegan Runners UK and can highly recommend it.
It never ceases to amaze me what is possible with a bit of effort and a positive attitude.