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Medal Collection 2010-12

About Me

The midlife crisis hit me hard. So much so that I took up running. In my twenties I would see runners and think there could be nothing more boring than running. In my forties I changed my tune and I can’t get enough of it.

In 2014 I decided to combine my job in videography with my love of running to create Film My Run. You can follow me on Twitter @filmmyrun

I run to improve my fitness and general well being. I run for the time on my own and for the time with others. I rarely run for a time. I run for the fresh air, the scenery and the freedom. I run to escape the daily grind and my self doubt.

The 10 year plan, in addition to building Film My Run as a business, was to run 100 marathons. I began in 2012 with my first marathon in Paris. I did another in 2013. Then I went a bit mad and ran 9 marathons in 2014. As of July 2017, I have added to the total, which currently stands at 68. I would have liked to run my 100th marathon in 2024 on the 100th anniversary of Europe’s oldest marathon, the Košice Peace Marathon in Slovakia. I don’t think I’m going to make it! You can see my full list of
marathons and ultras completed here
.

I regularly run parkrun either in Worthing or Brighton. It’s a free, timed 5k race which takes place every Saturday morning. There is one in virtually every UK town these days. If you like stats you can read my parkrun progress here

parkrun stats.

and my Garmin profile is here

Garmin Connect Profile

I am also registered with Runkeeper and here is my Strava Profile

Finally you can also view my International Trail Runners Association profile.

So far I have run:
Sport Relief Mile (6 miles) in 2010,
Bristol Half Marathon in 2011
Brighton Half Marathon in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017
Eastbourne Half Marathon in 2012, 2013 and 2014
Henfield Half Marathon 2014
The Great South Run (10 miles) in 2012
The Great North Run (half marathon) in 2013
Edinburgh Half Marathon 2014
Worthing 20 Mile Road Race 2012, 2013, 2014
Hyde Park 20 in 2013
Meon Valley Plod (21 Miles) 2014 and 2015
Paris Marathon in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
Milton Keynes Marathon 2014
South Downs Longman Ultra (33 Miles) in 2014
South Harting 10 Mile Trail Race 2014
Farnham Pilgrim Marathon 2014
Beachy Head Marathon 2014, 2015 and 2016
Brecon Beacons Ultra (46 miles) 2014
Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon 2014
Portsmouth Harbour 50k Ultra 2015
Walton-on-Thames Phoenix Year End Marathon 2014 and 2015
Dark Star River Marathon 2015 and 2016
Steyning Stinger Marathon 2015, 2016 and 2017
Surrey Spitfire 20 Mile Race  2015
London Marathon 2015, 2016 and 2017
Three Forts Marathon 2015
Richmond Park Marathon 2015 and 2016
Windsor Trail Half Marathon 2015
Kent Viking Coastal Marathon 2015
Bewl Water 15 Mile Race 2015 and 2016
South Downs Half Marathon 2015
Mid Sussex Sprint Triathlon 2015
Surrey Badger Half Marathon 2015
Giants Head Marathon 2015
Dorset Invader Marathon 2015
Grim Reaper 70m Ultra 2015 and 2016
London Triathlon Sprint 2015
Salisbury 54321 50k Ultra 2015 and 2016
Downs Link Ultra 38 miles 2015
High Weald Ultra 2015
Purbeck Marathon 2015 and 2016
Arundel Castle Triathlon 2015 and 2016
Bright10 10 Mile Road Race 2015 and 2016
Florence Marathon 2015
Gosport Half Marathon 2015
Stort 30 Mile Ultra 2015 (UK Trail Running Championships)
South Downs Way 50 2016
South Downs way 100 2016
Thames Trot 2016
Fowlmead Challenge 2016
Phoenix Breakfast Run 2016
Heartbreak Marathon 2016
Larmer Tree Marathon 2016
CTS Endurance Life Ultra 54k 2016
Wickham Whistler 2016
Transvulcania Ultra 74k 2016 and 2017
Weald Ultra 50k 2016
Arun River Marathon 2016
Bath Running Festival Marathon 2016
Vanguard Way Marathon 2016
Bad Cow Marathon 2016
Thames Meander Marathon 2016
Wendover Woods 50 2016
Arc of Attrition 100 2017
Jurassic Coast Challenge 2017 Day 1,2 and 3
Bournemouth Bay Half Marathon 2017
Guernsey Ultra 2017
Dorchester Marathon 2017
North Downs Way Marathon 2017

Plus numerous and various 10k, 5k and other races.

Here are some short videos of some of the races I have competed in over recent years.