‘What is your great­est run­ning achieve­ment so far?’

Runner's World (UK) - - Runner's World -

‘Com­plet­ing the North Downs Way 50-miler through a com­bi­na­tion of plod­ding, overeat­ing and sti­fled sob­bing. Never has a fin­ish line been so wel­come.’ – Rick Pear­son

‘Run­ning 12 marathons in 12 con­sec­u­tive days. My times went from about 4:30 on day one to a nadir of 7:45 on day five, and then rose steadily back up to 4:20 by the fi­nal one. Amaz­ing how your body adapts to what you put it through.’ – Kerry Mccarthy

‘Bring­ing home the ba­ton on the an­chor leg to win the sprint re­lay, Stam­ford Park Ju­nior School sports day, July 1984. It’s all been down­hill from there...’ – Joe Mackie

‘Fin­ish­ing my first marathon, in Vil­nius, Lithua­nia, in which my knee de­cided to head home af­ter 14 miles. That was a lonely, painful 12 miles. I also went the wrong way. Twice.’ – John Car­roll

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