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Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 07 Jul 2014, 22:39
by ToothFairy
This is my SIL's cousin. He's running the marathon in the Commonwealth Games this summer.

Now I'm not saying any of us will be competing in the next Commonwealth Games, but it just shows what's possible if you put a bit of effort in!!

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 07 Jul 2014, 23:37
by supermansmum
We were talking aboit him earlier....it's a cool story.

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 08 Jul 2014, 05:41
by ToothFairy
He's the nicest bloke you could hope to meet too.

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 08 Jul 2014, 06:58
by supermansmum
I do think some of us have things we were born to do.....you are lucky if you find your thing!

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 08 Jul 2014, 08:16
by Disco
awesome...I've really lost my way this year with running... no energy.
I'd start back today if I hadn't only had 5 hours sleep and a mountain of work to do... Gah!

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 08 Jul 2014, 08:22
by Toasty Crumpet
What an excellent story. Will definitely keep an eye out for him at the commonwealth games. Hope he does well.

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 08 Jul 2014, 08:28
by Feefielou
WowowowwowowowWOW! What an awesome story. Congratulations to him and good luck for the games.

Definitely has inspired me to ratchet up the running again. Thanks for sharing, TF. You are definitely right, it shows what's possible if you set your mind to it. I can't claim anything remotely near this level of achievement but I did go from overweight and totally sedentary to running my first marathon in a period of a little over two years- so it is do-able.

I'll be cheering for for your SIL's cousin when the games begin!

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 08 Jul 2014, 08:42
by Jaymlin
I love articles like this. I really want to get back into my running next year and I really really want to run in the London Marathon in 2016/17.

A friends husband has just completed 7 marathons in 7 days. Cornwall to Devon for Diabetes UK and all within 4-4 half hrs! Bloody amazing but nuts at the same time.

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 08 Jul 2014, 20:54
by Maggie#4
Amazing!

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 09 Jul 2014, 10:33
by BigFlower
Wow!!! Awesome!

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2014, 09:27
by FlossiesMum
Wow! That's really inspiring. I don't have anything like his level of natural talent but stuff like this persuades me that I might not after all have left it too late to be a half-decent triathlete.

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 27 Jul 2014, 20:01
by BigFlower
Just watched his interview - great guy! Really glad he hit his goals today :D

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 27 Jul 2014, 21:48
by Rosie_t_Riveter
I'm watching him on tonight at the games and he's brilliant! <still not interested in running though, sorry>

Re: Inspiration for all you runners

PostPosted: 25 Nov 2014, 07:10
by Edward_Croft
Wonderful! A new reason for me to get out there and continue my running.