2017 was my most successful running year so far. It is encouraging to me that at 46 I am still able to get better.

The evidence:

  • Personal bests
    • 5k 18.03 – Naperville Rooster 5K
    • 21k 1:23:32 – Nangal Half marathon
    • 42k 3:23:13 – Daily World Marathon
  • Positions in 13 races that I ran
    • 4 X 1st overall
    • 2 X 2nd overall
    • 1 X 3rd overall
    • 2 X 1st in age category
  • Further distances
    • Furthest 111k (Chandigarh to Shimla for Shimla Tuffman promo-run)
    • 104k Goa Paradise Trails
    • 80k Shimla Tuffman
    • 70k solo run at the SYL
    • 68k Patiala to Chandigarh Freedom Ultrarun
  • More kilometers in a year (3001k)Screen Shot 2017-12-29 at 11.39.37 AM

The reasons:

  • By the grace of God, I am still healthy.
  • Speed/strength training once a week for most weeks.
  • Consistent running.

Next year will start with my first 24-hour run around a 400m track on 6 and 7 January. Yes, slightly mad. Then my first Mumbai marathon on the 21st. After that is still open, but I have registered for the Comrades marathon in South Africa. Next year it is a down run. I have done the up run in 2006.

Who says you have to get slower as you get older?

Here are some of my recent photo’s taken on the run.

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Keep running

Stephan

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