Derby 10k Training - Part 9

7 April 2017

east-midlands-air-ambulanceThe preparations for running the Derby 10k on April 9th continue, as Team Eurocell raise money for East Midlands Air Ambulance.

Derby-10k-stewart-furnessNumber 9 - Stewart Furness, EC SAP Process Support Analyst. Expected finish time - 48 minutes

I have been running for about 10 years. Not really got the running bug at school; in fact I was better at forging sick notes to get out of PE.

I have been influenced by the films Platoon and Chariots of Fire.

I am a big fan of Mo Farah, whose “double double” success at the Olympics was a particular highlight and a great motivation for me – not that I hope to better his winning time!

2015 was a big year for me. It was my very first marathon pounding the gold-littered streets of my beloved Nottingham. Was it fun? Well I’ve only done it once so that says a lot…

So you would imagine that the Derby 10k is a breeze compared to that. And you’d be right… except my training regime has not been as strict as two years ago. More yards of ale than yards of running. I’ve not even run 10k since training for the marathon two years ago. Due to busy weekends with my two boys, the only times I get to train is during my dinner hour; running round the Clover Nook Industrial Estate, timing myself between burger vans.

I plan to do the 10k in around the 48 min mark. Which will be just enough time to listen to the “Best of the Vengaboys” album…twice.


I plan to do the 10k in around the 48 min mark. Which is about enough time to listen to the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, and crossing the finish line listening to Pitbull and Scooter.

If you missed them you can catch up on all our training updates here.

east-midlands-air-ambulanceThe Derby 10k takes place on April 9th and all proceeds raised by Eurocell go directly to East Midlands Air Ambulance.

To sponsor us please head over to our Just Giving page here.

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