My name is Shane Nicholl and I am a 23 year old web developer from Lincoln. For as long as I can remember, I was always an overweight child. Although I enjoyed sports at school and played in a football team, I was never particularly active as I suffered with bad Osgood-Schlatters disease which made any prolonged exercise extremely painful. Eventually it reached the stage where I was seventeen years old and dangerously approaching seventeen stone. Around the same time my older brother had recently taken up running and was training for the 2007 London Marathon. He used to encourage me to come out for runs with him, and whilst I was reluctant at first, I knew some action needed to be taken about my weight. The first run was tough, but gradually with each run it became less and less of a struggle. In March 2008 I ran my first ever race, the Lincoln 10k, and then later that year, on the day I moved to University, I ran the Nottingham Half Marathon in a time of 2 hours 15.
|Making my debut at |
the 2008 Lincoln 10k
|Running is hard:|
Robin Hood Half Marathon 2008
During my first year at University the commitment of regular running allowed me to lose over five stone and it has since become a major passion in my life. I have since run the Nottingham Half Marathon several times, alongside the Silverstone and Norwich Half Marathon, as well as a lot of local 10ks. Last year I entered my first trail and obstacle races, including the Men's Health Survival of the Fittest in Nottingham. This year I am taking my running to a whole 'nother level by running 1000km for the National Eczema Society. To find out my about my 1000km challenge including where, why and how click here.
|Men's Health Survival of the Fittest 2012|