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Geneva Marathon- David Dunn

David is a Service Delivery Technician at Principal. He is running for the great charity: Cancer Research UK

David Dunn Geneva Marathon

Hi David, Can you tell me a little about yourself?

"I’ve been a runner for around six years, I run anything from 5K to marathon distance (26.2 miles) and I participate in Parkrun every Saturday morning. I race at least once a month, usually these are 10k road races, but I frequently also race 10 miles and Half marathons."

How often do you train for these events?

"I train up to 5 days a week and run up to 40 miles per week.  I am a member of Canterbury Harriers and train with them as often as I am able."

Why the Geneva marathon?

"I decided to run the Geneva marathon as I am 40 this year, and as I was born in Chur, Switzerland, it made sense to find a Swiss marathon."

What attracts you to the marathon distance?

"I find marathon distance insane, and struggle every time, I usually cry at the end as I’m so exhausted, but after I recover I’m usually thinking about the next one.  I have run 6 now.  My preferred distance is 10K, my PB is 43:16, but I continue to push and aim to get faster.  I wanted to achieve a sub 40 time before my 40th, but that is unlikely."

Do you enjoy running?

"I find that running de-stresses me, it is a brilliant way of meeting people and making friends. Initially, I started running for fitness, and then I got hooked."

What has been your favourite event so far?

"My favourite event is Dwars Door in Bruges, this is a 15K run around the city."

What is next for you?

"This month is a busy month, I will be participating in the University of Kent and Canterbury on Sunday 19th May and Vitality London 10000 on Monday 27th May." 

David's Virgin Money Giving page can be found here if you wish to donate.

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