On the 19th May 2012 I decided that I was too-too unfit and needed to get into some sort of shape. Deciding that a challenge was the best way to motivate, myself and a few friends decided to enter The Great North Run in Newcastle on 16th September 2012. That meant that I had to go from ‘can’t run, won’t run’ to ‘can run, will run, have to run 13.1miles’ in four months.
I finished in 2 hours and 38 minutes and raised £300 for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Chuffed with that.
Because I got addicted to medals and t-shirts, I carried on running. I’m now entering races here there and everywhere (mainly 10k’s) and not doing NEARLY enough training…
No real plans to run a marathon as of yet, so stop asking.
Turns out I DID have plans for a marathon. My friend Rob said he was going to run a marathon, so I decided to too. Finished Blackpool Marathon on 7th April 2013 in a time of 4 hours and 55 minutes. Since then my marathons are in double figures, quickest time so far is 3:59:15.
I post all my runs using Strava, and if you want to follow me on there you can find me under Marc Hemingway. As that’s my name.