target_team_thumb_gareth_edmonsonI’m Gareth Edmondson, a 48 year old bloke that tries to keep fit by running, swimming and cycling.

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 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).


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

    1. 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 : – he has done IMW.

  2. 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 🙂

    1. 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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