Me

I have always been a runner, sometimes off sometime on...I grew up in England and for the most part during school I played team sports, rugby, field hockey and basketball, I dabbled a bit with tennis and was tall so I ended up on the athletics (track and field) team. I was on the field team competing in the long and triple jump. I never excelled at anything but was always in the middle of most things. I leaned how to ride horses and spent a couple of years after finishing High School traveling around Europe Show Jumping and the like. I got interested in Mountain Biking and did that on and off for years.

I ran here and there and spent seven years in the military where I dressed up as a bush  and ran around with a large pack strapped to my back. I am the one in camo with the rifle...
In 2000 I moved to California and fell in love with Mountain Biking again until moving to New York in 2004 where I worked too much, ate too much, traveled too much and gained 50lbs! I moved back to California in 2006 and started running to loose a bit of weight. New Years Eve 2006 I vowed to run a marathon before I was 40. In June 2007 I ran my first Marathon, two months before my birthday. In September that year I started Trail Running in November the same year I ran my first 50k. Since then I lost the 50lbs and a few more on top. I have run another six Marathons and started twelve Ultras; finishing ten of them.
In late 2011 a dear friend said to me "yeah you could do an Ironman" so I started swimming; a lot! In November 2012 I finished Ironman Arizona!
2013 was a bit of a bust and I was sick for the first three months which meant I had to rethink the year's schedule. I also took a break from blogging as you can see from the drop in posts!2014 was a mixed bag with an Ironman 70.3, mountain and road cycling races and a Marathon! 

In 2015 I am going back to the trails and getting some dirt between my toes again!

My old profile used to say;  "You could say long distance running has become a habit! But be warned I keep moving the targets in much the same way as the horizon keeps moving…such is the lot of a runner!" It looks like the horizon will continue to move in 2015!


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