Originally from Yorkshire, I made the move to Edinburgh in 2017. I changed my job too as it looked like a bit too much of a commute. I’m very often found in various charity shops looking for books and bargains, being a tourist in the city with my son making the worlds greatest Yorkshire Puddings. (Not even a boast, it’s a truth.)
In May 2012 I decided I wanted to be a runner. I was 30, unfit and wanting to do something about it (the unfit thing, only changed being 30 when I turned 31.)
As a way of keeping myself motivated and accountable for my plans to become a runner I started this blog and started writing all my training and failings and how I was getting along with it all.
Since then I’ve run 11 full marathons, a handfull of half marathons and somewhere in the region of 50 10km races. (I keep meaning to working out just how many but counting medals is similar to counting sheep and I nap easily.)
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.
The only thing I’ve ever really wanted to do with my life is become a writer. (And a wrestler, but I don’t like getting hit.) I don’t write as much I should be though and so I decided that blogging helped me with running motivation, it could possibly do the same for my writing.
Currently I write features for Hooked On Wrestling but am working on a novel and a book of short stories at the same time, with ideas for a couple more novels hiding away at the back of my mind.