About Alan Feldberg
Hi, my name is Alan Feldberg. I can be found somewhere in my middle 40s. I've regularly been running since 2012. Those who don't run ask me why I get up and go out - in the snow, the rain, the mid-summer sun... Simple really. I work in an office. At the time I used to drive 90 minutes to and from work. I realised quite suddenly one day that I was watching the world through a window. I wanted to be active, and I wanted to feel the natural world around me (that's why I always run outside, never treadmills). So, nearly six years later, where am I? For the first four years, I ran solitary laps around our local park, totalling about 1,000 miles per year. My first ever 'race' was our local 10k, and since then I've probably taken part in about a dozen events. London 2017 was my first marathon (3:48:06), and a few months later I completed a 29-mile trail marathon. It was only meant to be 26.5 miles, but I got lost - repeatedly. I love it. I love the way running makes me feel, I love the way its health-kick has seeped into other aspects of my life - eating better, not smoking - and I love the rare camaraderie of the running community. I'm now training for the Race to the Stone 100k ultra in July. It seems a little daunting, and I'm slightly injury prone, but as I told myself before London, if I get to the start, I'll get to the finish!