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Running Stories from No Limits Runners

29th March 2023

Runners for this years ABP Southampton Marathon on Sunday 1st April have been sending in their running stories, how they got into running and the positive affect it’s had on their lives. Hear from them below:


“I love running because I can do it when I like (convenience), there is no pressure from anyone else and I can run at my own pace; weirdly, the slower you run, the more beneficial it can be.

There is no better feeling than starting your day with music and a run followed by a shower, orĀ  at the end of the day and a hot bath when you are finished with some bubbles and a cold bottle of water or apple juice. So as long as you stick to your limits and don’t overdo it, you need energy for the rest of the day or the next; consistency is critical.”



“I have quite a stressful job as a teacher and head of Maths – this means that during the day my stress levels can build. Running and playing 5 a side in evenings and weekends helps me balance this stress. I also used to play 11 a side football on Saturday and Sunday, but over the last couple of years I have had to stop due to a specific football/kicking sports injury. This essentially left a training/competitive element of my life empty and this affected me mentally.

Although I have done a small amount of running for years, I have decided that focusing on running is a good alternative to football, especially entering events and challenges, and I am looking forward to the Southampton half marathon as part of this new journey.”

Fancy running for No Limits at this year’s ABP Southampton Marathon? Last few places available, email


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