I’ve done it; I’ve broken 15 minutes for 5k! I ran a huge personal best and took the Leighton Buzzard AC record too.
Quite a few people have asked me if it’s something I’ve always dreamed of, but in all honesty until about 3 months ago I didn’t even think it would be possible. That all really changed when I finished 83rd at the National Cross Country Championships and beat a lot of very good runners.
A couple of months later I did the London Marathon, but people I beat went straight to the track and laid down some very good times. Mates from Bedford Alex Bellew (now of Leeds City) and Josh Lunn have had superb summers and have both cracked 14:xx twice which really made me believe I could do it too if I put the work in.