I am: Jack Dixon (@thischapruns), a father, a primary school teacher, a runner and an all round nice chap. What more can I say? I have started this blog to capture my journey from beginner runner to my first marathon…and beyond.
In September 2018, I took up running. After a couple of attempts at giving it a go by myself, I decided to join a running group. Living in Milton Keynes, there are two main groups. Redway Runners and Lakeside Runners. I had heard great things about Redway so I gave them a go.
Couch to 5km was where it all began. From there I did a couple of the step-up groups before signing up to the Step Up To Half Marathon Group. My love-love relationship with running had well and truly begun.
Alongside my running, I’m also on a mission to lose a bit of timber. Having started running at 17 stone, I’m down to a much healthier (& happier) 14.5 stone and enjoying life more than ever.