The First Post

Welcome to my new blog! I read a lot of runnings blogs and I’ve been considering starting one for what seems like ages, so now I’ve finally got my act together and done it.

Maidstone Parkrun January 14th 2017. Photo taken by Tom Phillips @tomsprints on Twitter

I thought I’d start off by introducing myself. I’m Paul, I’m 50 years old and I live in Maidstone, Kent (in the South East of the UK if you’re not familiar with it). I started running way back in 1983, and I’ve been running pretty much ever since, mainly road and cross country, but also a 5 year spell of doing triathlons as well. I’ve been a proud member of my local club Maidstone Harriers since 1996, and I’ve made a load of great friends and had some fun times, it’s a fantastic club to belong to.

Most of my running has been focused around the 10k/10m/half-marathon distances, but in the last few years I’ve done more marathons than I had previously, and of course I’ve become a semi-regular at my two local Parkruns, with the magic 50 runs total not too far away now.

You won’t find me anywhere near the front of races, I was reasonably fast a few years back (think 20 years back, and 20 pounds lighter!) but these days I just enjoy getting out there and giving it my best shot, if I put in a decent performance then I’m happy, if not, well, there’s always the next time. I just want to enjoy my running now, so I’m hoping I can share some of that enjoyment (and some of my experience) through this blog.

That’s all for now, look out for my first proper post soon!