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Mel Ellis

Assistant Bookkeeper from Berwick upon Tweed

Age group: 35-40

Club: Chirnside Chasers

MY DISCIPLINES
10 KM Half marathon Marathon Ultra marathon Obstacle race Trail run

ABOUT ME

I came to running later in life. A desk job, a long commute and a sedentary lifestyle had left me 3 stone over weight. Then in 2013, aged 33, we adopted our son. He was almost 3 and was running circles around me. I had to get fit for him. I started running and as the weight came off and I became faster, my confidence grew. Two years after I first started running, I ran my first marathon in 3.19. I was hooked. Running hasn't just changed my body, it has changed my life.

MY BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS

Winning Castles Marathon 2016 Running 73.5 miles at the Spitfire Scramble in 2018 Being part of a world record winning relay team at the three peaks.

MY PERSONAL RECORDS

RECORD 10KM

00:41:16

RECORD Half marathon

01:34:32

RECORD Marathon

03:19:17

RECORD 5k

21:49

MY NEXT GOALS AND PROJECTS

To run all 6 of the World Majors and to join the 100 marathon club To run a sub 3.15 Marathon To run 100 miles within 24 hours

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RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS

Date EVENT Discipline Age group Time
08.04.2018 Manchester Marathon Marathon 35-40 3.55
22.04.2018 London Marathon Marathon 35-40 4.24
19.05.2018 Holy Island Marathon Marathon 35-40 4.58
27.05.2018 EMF Half Marathon 35-40 1.36
16.06.2018 Tough Mudder Scotland OCR 35-40 4.00
14.07.2018 Spitfire Scramble 35-40 24.00
09.09.2018 Great North Run 35-40 02.28
16.09.2018 Berlin Marathon 35-40 03:56:45
18.11.2018 Town Moor Marathon Marathon 35-40 3.41
01.12.2018 Fox Lake Nocturnal Ultra Ultra Marathon 35-40 06:00:00
07.04.2019 Manchester Marathon Marathon 35-40 5.12
28.04.2019 London Marathon Marathon 35-40 03:58:02
15.06.2019 Suffolk Trail Festival 24 hour solo race 35-40 24:00
13.07.2019 Race to The Stones 100km 35-40 20:01:00
20.10.2019 Amsterdam Marathon 35-40 3.57
05.04.2020 Paris Marathon Marathon 35-40
16.05.2020 Holy Island Marathon 35-40
13.06.2020 Suffolk Trail Festival 35-40 UPCOMING

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MYINSTAGRAM

@Little.runner.mel