Started to run again about 16 months ago for the 2001 Sheffield
Marathon. Unfortunately I injured my ankle 2 days before the marathon.
After consulting the doctor at the run I decided to take the chance.
I managed to finish the marathon but have damaged my ankle more
in the process. It took nearly 6-8 months to get to a stage where
I could run again.
I now run about 4 times a week for training for this years Sheffield
Marathon. I have had reacurring injuries which have stemmed from
my ankle, but generally I seem to be ok.
Hopefully if my injuries stay away I will be attempting the LAMM
challenge in Scotland. The event starts on June 15th and lasts for
start to finish due to my ankle problem, but I managed it in a time
of 1:40:40 which wasnt too bad.
Finished in a time of 1:38:02
Tried to keep up with someone who does sub 1:30:00 times, but the
weather got to me after 5-6 miles. The day was very windy and chucked
it down later on in the marathon.
I also had to sit on the side for 4 minutes as my heart problems
kicked in :-( Luckily it didnt last a great deal of time. If I would
have done the first half of the marathon as quick as I did the last
half after the attack and wouldnt have to have sat down, I may have
done it in less than 1:30:00 who knows......maybe next year.
Havent got any official photos this year :-( I did get a few from
my parents who had their new digital camera. PLEASE dont give up
the day job dad as your camera work stinks! :-)
info (no pictures this year):
in a time of 1:43:20
Event held on June 1st.
I didnt do as well as last year
:-( this could have been due to the hot weather that we had on
the day. I really hit a block at 10 miles and sort of let it go.
Hopefully I will do better again next year. See the Sheffield
Marathons main page here
with the full results.
Alpine Mountain Marathon 2002
46th in class D
I was very pleased with this first attempt of a very difficult event.
Took a fair amount of pictures so I have decided to have a seperate
Alpine Mountain Marathon 2003
72nd in Class D
Hard Work this year but at least it didnt rain this time. I thought
last year was bad but this was even worse. The weather was really
nice but you dont really want that type of weather when your running
with a back pack on. Myself and my team mate (uncle) came in a
respectable 72nd on the D course. This wasnt too bad to say I
could hardly walk nevermind run the last half of the second day.
See the full results here
and the LAMMS main website here.
View the pictures here
Finished in a time of 1:44:ish
I got the cold 2 days before, I took Sudafed the day before
the run to decongest. Silly me didnt realise that your not supposed
to take Sudafed when on Beta blockers. That night I was really
ill and only had 4 hours sleep come the morning of the race.
It was one of the worse feelings I have experienced since starting
running again. Lack of energy and the cold really made this the
hardest one yet. A big thank you to my uncle though, I wanted
to stop after only 2 miles :( if it wasnt for his encouragement
I would not have finished.
Came in around 1hr 44mins which after everything that had happened
I wanst too disapointed with.