Don't want to get personal - but is there anyone out there who defies the first law of distance running that is - 'thou must not carry any excess blubber'
I put weight on very easily by which of course I mean I eat a lot, which I've managed to do very effectively since last April when I suffered an achilles nightmare. When I returned to running again in January after an impressive 36 week lay-off, I had managed to put on a even more impressive 40lbs.
So weighing in a whisker under 14 stone I carted myself around a 10k course in January in just outside 40 minutes. Although the reflection which stared back at me in the few shop/car windows was really distressing I was quite encouraged by the time.
Even on form and at my 'racing weight' I am always noticeably heavier than everyone who finishes around me in races. This may be to do with the fact that I am a hog in the food department and never put in more than about 25-30mpw. Are you a chunky champion? Or is that just an oxymoron?