Earlier in 2023, I completed my run leader course with England Athletics and I have been running a couch to 5k group in our village in St Agnes, Cornwall. If you are interested you can find more details here: https://groups.runtogether.co.uk/BeaconBurners or contact me for guided runs on the south west coast path or Arc of Attrition reccie runs.
In 2022 I set myself a goal of running a sub-3 hour marathon. I managed this in April 2023 at the London marathon with just 17 seconds to spare, and a 10-minute PB! I used a low-mileage strategy (34 miles / week average), with some cross-training on the bike as well as regular strength training, giving me the perfect training block leading into the marathon, completely uninterrupted by injury or illness - long may it last! Whilst I loved London, I don't usually enjoy road running and much prefer to be out on the trails, in the mountains or on the coast path doing ultra or adventure runs, but after knocking off 10 minutes, another fast road marathon attempt might be back on the cards for next year.
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