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 twelve marathons (including Paris, Rome, Berlin, London and New York) and a 12 hour ultra marathon (did 44 miles).
In 2017 I am trying a bit of fell running and trail runs. Next marathon will be Indianapolis in November. It never ceases to amaze me what is possible with a bit of effort and a positive attitude.