About me

Hello! I’m Marcus and I am a ASICS FrontRunner and a multiple marathon runner.

I first started running in 2006, after a bet from a friend. It was a 10k. Training was hard as I was out of shape from easy living at university. Back then I was over 95kg now I’m around 80kg. But once I completed the 10k, I felt a massive sense of achievement. Then I ran other events until I built my confidence to run my first marathon in 2008.

It wasn’t until 2016 that I started documenting my running on social media, the reason is naturally I’m a reserved and quiet person in private, but I believe that you need to push your comfort zones to grow, so I put myself out there on social media in an open and honest way regarding my running training.

Since then I’ve mainly used my Instagram profile @themarathonmarcus and my blog as a log of my running journey and race travels along the way, as I work towards advocating the balance of a sound mind and sound body.

I am a World Marathon Majors Six Star Finisher and I aim to show the ups & downs of my own experience, in an honest way which highlights the low and high points of training, working and parenting, whilst running races across the world.