I’ve been a regular runner since 1982, running was a massive part of my family life. I achieved a lot of happiness sharing runs with my family. But when my wife passed away my whole world was turned upside down, all the get up and go drained away from me and I completely gave up on running. As a consequence, I began to suffer from ill health.
Eventually, with the help and encouragement of my brothers I attempted a 10k race in Manchester without doing any training whatsoever. I finished the run in 1 hour 19 mins and the buzz was back. I had a good year of training in 2016 and started to really enjoy running again. However, in 2017 I suffered another setback as I had an accident,
dislocating and fracturing my shoulder. I finally started running again in January, and the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay race was my first for over a year. Fingers crossed I’m now up and running again.