Well I most definately wernt a runner... I suppose I would be considered as one now though... This winter sees me digging into the meaty end of my 4th year of marathon training. This all happened by accident as I was in transition from power lifter to triathlete and marathoning kinda got in the way. My plan is to run the Virgin London Marathon in 2017 for the 4th year on the bounce (trainloning hasn't taken off in anger yet.....still). I'm running again to raise money and awareness for Children with Cancer UK. I used to post up a running commentary (intentional pun) at the other gaff about my journey over the long training period that prepared me for my 4/5 hours of pain once a year in the spring. Iv had all sorts of trials and tribulations along the way with torn calf muscles... inflamed sciatic nerves... flu viruses... back spasms that doubled me sideways so much I literally couldn't stand up straight for a month. Reading that back you may ask why...? Well watch this video and then tell me why fucking not...! Gonna be honest i didn't start of as a philanthropic doo gooder, I started of as a fella who wanted to complete a marathon. I did that a couple of times but doing it for a charity... doing it for others and giving somthing back and doing somthing good sits very nicely with me. Yes I still want to improve my running and I still want to bag that sub 4hr marathon but the knowledge that I am doing somthing good for kiddies who don't deserve to suffer and often die from this shitty disease helps me to think about Karma being balanced on my behalf. Anyways as per I am doing loads of crazy shit to raise money so if you want to follow my progress check in from time to time and if you have a bet on the Yids and are feeling a bit flush chuck me a quid or two if you can. I'm fundraising with a few pals this year so it's a shared page to cover more angles. Virgin Money Guving Page.