target_team_thumb_gareth_edmonsonI’m Gareth Edmondson, a 43 year old bloke that tries to keep fit by running (and soon to be triathlon).

I started this blog back in 2012 as a way of keeping a diary to document my running progress. I had tried to write a blog before but it sort of sizzled out and was not what I wanted so I started again. The purpose of this new blog is to document my training and if I get around to it, anything else. It’s a diary – a way of organising my thoughts. A way of emptying my head.

During 2014 the main purpose of the blog was changed to document my training for the Runner’s World Asics 26.2 competition to run the Paris Marathon.

I successfully completed the Paris Marathon in April 2014. Despite being the Runner World Sub 5 hour finalist, I went on to complete the event in 5:22. I was gutted but the beginnings of a suspected stress fracture in my right shin meant three weeks off the training schedule. I was lucky to be there running at all so I’m not too bothered about the time (it was a bit upsetting at the time).

I’ve since run 4 marathons with a 5th in April 2018 (ABP Newport Marathon Wales).


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    David Griffin says

    Hi Gareth, glad I found your blog, been thinking of doing something similar to record my IMW journey. Hope the Snowdon Marathon went well.

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      Gareth says

      Hi David – thanks for the comments. Great to know someone out there is reading. Sorry for the delay in replying. I enjoy reading other people’s blogs about training. If you want another good one – a mate of mine blogs at : https://dragonintraining.wordpress.com – he has done IMW.

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    David Griffin says

    Gosh just revisiting your blog, and realised I have been here before when I was initially planning on entering Ironman. Didn’t realise it was that long ago. Keep up the good work, i’ll be following avidly now 🙂

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      Gareth says

      I know – and I’m full of admiration that you are going to do it as well. It’a a massive thing to do and I wish you all the luck.

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