About me

I’m 53 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.  I’ve completed thirteen marathons  (including Paris, Rome, Berlin, London and New York) and a 12 hour ultra marathon (did 44 miles).

In 2017 I have added a bit of fell- and trail- running to my training, and done some off-road races.  It’s taken my fitness up a level, helping me to smash my marathon PB at Indianapolis.

Next marathons will be Windermere in May and York in October.  It never ceases to amaze me what is possible with a bit of effort and a positive attitude.


2 thoughts on “About me

    lissonjm said:
    August 31, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Hey Steve! I’m enjoying getting the updates of your running in my feed! It keeps me motivated as a reminder to get out the door! I don’t know if this would be the place to post a question – but I’m wondering since getting into the sport if you’ve ever experienced runner’s knee? If so, how did you go about getting over this? I work as a running coach and have a couple of students experiencing this and am looking to see what methods have worked for a number of different people, thanks!

    s20steve responded:
    September 1, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Hi. I’ve been fairly lucky and not suffered many common running injuries. I’ve not had runner’s knee (yet). The worst I’ve had was illiotibial band syndrome, which made my early marathons a bit difficult. Sorry that’s not much help, but good luck with your coaching, and your blog 🙂

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