Steph Cooke

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About me

Industry Government
Location Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I'm an aspiring endurance athlete who has always dreamed of being able to undertake epic adventures such as the Marathon des Sables, Marathon of Britain, maybe even an Ironman... I hated sports at school and was always the kid who was overweight, unfit and never picked for teams. Ten years ago I lost loads of weight and got quite fit, however all the weight found me! Since 1st Jan 2005 I have lost 3 1/2 stone and got back into running but have since put some back on so need to shift it! I aim to share my experiences and perhaps motivate others- after all if I can do it, anyone can!! Life's an adventure!! Oh yeh, I'm 42, in the UK and single. I achieved the dream of completing the 24th Marathon des Sables in 2009, and am now saving up for my next adventure!
Interests Walking, trekking, running, (hopefully biking and swimming soon), reading, photography, travel, tracing my family tree
Favorite Movies Anything by Disney! Shrek, other cartoons
Favorite Music Anything really... if I like it, I like it!
Favorite Books Historical fiction, Deverry series by Katherine Kerr, anything which motivates myself to get off my a**e and do somthing

How is an ankle unlike a consequence?

Pardon? Well, I tend to get a painful Achilles tendon as a consequence of overdoing running mileage after a break...