What running means to you?
To run is to move forward and an essential binding ingredient to an optimistic vision of my future. A future worth being fit and active to enjoy for as long as possible.
Favourite place to run?
By the sea.
I live in Cliftonville, Margate less than 500m from the sea and do not tire of running the undulations of the cliff top path to Broadstairs.
Favourite running memory?
Junior Park Run, my eldest daughter’s first who was 6 at the time. On a crisp bright Autumn morning with the low morning sun in our eyes we held hands and ran through the trees. Magic.
Why running matters?
It’s positive, for one and all.
Running connects the mental and physical in a very particular way, teaching strength, determination, patience, confidence and returns a certain peace from the experience and achievement.
When the personal benefits become collective it really counts. Since childhood watching the London Marathon start on Television has moved me deeply.
Running plans for the future?
I achieved times by the end of 2021 I often didn’t think would ever be within my grasp. Inspired primarily by runners my senior I hope to build on the hard work and run sub 90minute half marathon and sub 65minute 10miles this year. I’ve yet to run the marathon distance and although it’s the faster shorter distances I’ve found most appealing I might yet need to meet that challenge.