Hello! I'm Mark and I am the fat bloke that everyone waits for! Johnny persuaded me to do the Disney half last year and I loved it.
I am a self employed optician living in Northamptonshire with my wonderful wife Sarah and our yard apes Jay and Niamh.
Frequent visitors to DLP and wannabe foodies get in the way of exercise somewhat!
1. Number of marathons you have run? NONE!!!
2. Where was your first race? The 2016 Disneyland Paris 5K
3. Favorite race course? Disneyland Paris
4. Most memorable race? The DLP 5K
5. PRs? 1 Mile – 13:08
6. Ever run in a costume? Kind of!
7. The only running shoes for me? Adidas
8. Ever injured? Shin splints
9. Hot or cold weather runner? Cold
10. Morning or evening runs? Morning
11. What is your motivation? Stupidity
12. Ever DNF? Yes at the Silverstone Half Marathon in 2017.
13. Race I'd like to forget? The Silverstone Half Marathon for the reason above.
14. Favorite post race food? Anything!
15. Galloway or Higdon? My own poor methods
16. Flat course or hills? Flat!
17. Back, Middle, or Front of the pack? Back
18. Run alone or with a partner? Alone
19. Ever win your age group? No
20. Ever finished last in a race? No
21. Best part of running? The end
22. If I didn't run I____would drink beer
23. I can't run without____water
23. Ever lose a toenail? Yes
24. Gatorade or Cytomax? Gatorade type
25. Favorite gel flavor? No idea
26. How many days after a race do you usually start running again? 28
27. I run, therefore I____am not such a fat git
28. Pre-race routines? (night before or morning of) Eat…and fret
29. What is your typical night before the big race meal? Pasta or other carbs…and steak!
30. Would you run a marathon (again)? I will try and run another 1/2 Marathon!
31. What's the farthest you've ever run at one time? Not very! But technically 13.1 miles at the DLP Half in 2016
32. Tucked or untucked? Untucked!