I’m a passionate runner, coach and writer, threading the three together in my blog (timsrunningworld.com) and online. I’m a full time teacher and father of four children and love motivating and inspiring others in keeping fit, exploring the outdoors and enjoying running. I came to both days of the National Running Show in 2018 and was both impressed and inspired by the experience.
My passion for running and writing about it all has led to my blog being nominated for the fourth time in the Best Blog (Personal) category. One of the most popular blogs I’ve written was about ‘explorunning’ – exploring whilst running. It’s one of the things I love most about running; being free to explore places whilst exercising. It’s amazing what you discover when you’re a wee bit curious about the great outdoors!
I’ve tried pretty much all forms of running and have recently PB’d at the marathon distance. In hindsight, this couldn’t have been too tricky seeing as my marathon PB had been my debut marathon and was attempted off the back of three weeks training! (Don’t try it, learn from my mistake!) Earlier this year, I also made my ultra marathon debut. This was a goal achieved having been inspired to try it by a speaker at 2018’s National Running Show, Susie Chan.
I’m a keen club runner now and love the camaraderie of the running community both in the club, in competition and online too. I run and compete across 5k to Marathon distances and am lucky enough to be a member of Long Eaton Running Club, which caters for runners across the ability and speed range.
I’m an approachable guy and love nothing more than to chat about anything to do with running over a coffee. I hope to meet lots of you at the National Running Show 2019!