I had fully intended to write the second part of this story not long after publishing the first part but, following a bout of illness where I was on my death bed (man-flu) and the spectacularly fiery death of my fridge/freezer and the various trips to and from shops trying to buy a new one, […]
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My name is Steve Claringbold and I am a marathon runner. It feels good to say that and if you’d said to me in 2009, when I started training for a one off 10k, that within four years I would have completed a marathon I would have laughed at you. But that is exactly what […]
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I know what you’re thinking. Steve, you’ve published this post while you’re on the start line for the Chester Marathon. Yes, yes I have. I wanted to write this post to thank all the people who have helped me get here: My long suffering wife and son who have barely seen me for four months […]
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On Sunday 6 October I’ll be lining up to take part in the Chester Marathon. All of my running journey has led me to this moment and I am a complete mixture of emotions. Nervous, excited, energised, prepared, tense. I’ve felt them all over the past couple of weeks. I hope I can finish. I […]
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I have no doubt that I will experience all of these and more in my goal to finish Chester Marathon on Sunday.
People keep asking me what time I’m hoping for. I really do just want to finish and I’m not looking at a time but if you pushed me for answer it would be nice to do it in around 4 hours.
From Excitement to Despair to Elation.
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