Name: Steve Speirs
DOB: 18th August 1966
City of Birth: Cardiff, Wales
City of Residence: Virginia Beach, VA
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I started running as a teenager in the early 80′s, initially as a way of keeping fit for my High School football (soccer) & rugby teams. In 1982 my rugby coach persuaded me to enter my first road race – the Barry Half Marathon. I finished in the top 30% and from that point on was hooked.
One of my favorite running events is the marathon and last year’s Cayman Islands Marathon was my 37th finish over the classic 26.2 mile distance. My current best marathon time is 2:45:22 set at the 2011 Boston Marathon, but I still think I can run just a little bit faster.
I’ve also started to dabble in the world of Ultramarathons, which is basically any event longer than the traditional marathon length of 26.2 miles.
My most recent accomplishment was finishing 3rd Overall at the 2013 Rocky Raccoon 100. I’ll be entering more of these crazy events for sure!
I’m currently on my third MINI – a 2010 Dark Silver/Black Clubman which replaced a 2007 Pepper White/Black Cooper S earlier this year.
Other bits & pieces
* I’m happily married to my Scottish wife Allyson, and have a daughter Shannon who works at the local speciality running store, Running Etc.
* The other household member is our faithful Golden Retriever Morgan.
* I’m a web developer by day and also maintain numerous web sites in my “spare time”.
* I love gadgets – everything from my Petzl Headlamp to my Garmin Forerunner 910XT
* I love trying out new beers, and am still trying to pull the perfect espresso shot with my Breville Semi Automatic Espresso Machine. Maybe one day I’ll get it right…
What others are saying about Run Bulldog Run:
This blog & blogger are both top-notch!
Love the new look!
I just came across your blog and am hooked! i wish i was good a runner as you!
I just wanna say that you are an inspiration- i hope i can get as fast and as strong as you.
Good luck with everything! you rock!
Steve thanks, you’ve improved my training and saved me the £39 I was going to spend today on a new HR monitor. Thanks! Andy
Wow, Steve, Thanks! Needless to say, I thrive on inspiration. Your blog is a BIG sources of inspiration for me and MANY runners.