Hi, I’m Jeff McCarthy and can usually be found trail running and stuffing my face full of homemade food or smoothies!
5x award-winning blogger, writer for Trail Running magazine, ambassador for #Run1000Miles challenge, race reporter, kit reviewer, runner interviewer and interviewee, aspiring running coach.
RunEatRepeat.co.uk is a place you can learn from and be inspired by fellow runner experiences. On here you’ll find very informative and often uplifting interviews with trail runners of all abilities. And if you’re interested in sharing your own story, I’d love to hear from you 🙂
Winner: Best Reader Blog Award 2015, Trail Running Magazine
Winner: Best UT55 Review, Ultimate Trails
This RunEatRepeat.co.uk blog was set up to share my passion for running, baking, cooking. When at school I used to absolutely love athletics and cross country – in fact any sport! That passion for running was rekindled in 2008 when I did some work with PUMA who at that time were supporting the Lakeland Trails events. Hence an introduction to Graham Patten, and an invite to run Helvellyn 15km. I was totally unprepared – being able to do only about 5 miles on the flat! But I went up with a friend – someone who was a runner – and did it anyway. He advised me to just get into a rhythm and focus on that rather than the climbs. Cracking advice! I was on such a high at the scenery, camaraderie and hard exercise that I was hooked 🙂 Since then it’s been a total mix of 5k to trail marathon so far. Track/road/trail/fell, happy doing any. My first ultra was the Ultimate Trails 55km in June!
A Liverpudlian now living near Rochdale/Bury, I joined Rochdale Harriers in 2011/2. Like many people I was nervous of joining a club, not quite knowing what to expect. I found the club welcomed runners of all abilities and ages. Glad to say I’ve made many friends through running and fellow members are a constant source of inspiration 🙂
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I also love food – which is probably why I haven’t broken 40mins for 10km yet! Who cares when running lets you eat what you genuinely like. So I love bread baking, homemade food and smoothies. I’ve always had a healthy balanced diet but in the past 5 years in particular have really enjoyed the satisfaction you get from preparing more of your own food.
My experience in ongoing recovery from severe Lyme Disease (from Apr/May 2013) has meant I appreciate all of the above more than ever. The support of family, friends, colleagues, sport community continues to get me through it 🙂
Hope you enjoy 🙂