I’m Matt, and I’m a geek from Bristol, England. Back in 2009, I was really unfit, and had pretty much given up on exercise.

Then my friend Benjohn asked me to develop a website for an iPhone application he’d written — Get Running. Ben’s enthusiasm for running rubbed off on me as I worked, and I decided to give it a try. Within a year of finishing the 9‑week plan from Get Running, I’d run the Bristol 10K and the Bristol Half Marathon.

This blog isn’t really intended to entertain; it started as a public commitment to finishing the Get Running plan and it’s carried on from there. It’s mostly a training diary which happens to live somewhere public, but I’ve started throwing in observations on running and gear shopping, and the occasional review.

If you want to know a bit more about me, find me on Twitter as @gothick, or take a look at my personal site. That one’s mostly of interest to geeks, though.