About Lorn

I’m a happy, fun, positive and energetic person and this blog is about the exercise I do in order to train for events and keep fit and stay sane.  I live in Glasgow Scotland, work full time at the BBC and work part time for Glasgow City Council (Glasgow Life) as a Lead Swimming Teacher.  For more see Who is Lorn?

I work at Bellahouston Leisure Centre and teach swimming one afternoon a week, 40 weeks a year.  I’ve done this now for over 10 years now and I love seeing children and adults progress to being able to swim.

In 2009 I completed my first Triathlon (Wick Sprint - where I raised over £1,300 for Leukeamia Care), 10k event, half marathon and Munro and in 2010 I went on to complete a 10k event (injured: dressed as a Wolf!! where we raised £470 for Parkinsons), The Mighty Deerstalker (almost the worst experience of my life I think), 2 half marathons, 4 Munros and ran a Marathon distance (up Loch Lomond).  I like to have fun and ran the Glasgow Half Marathon in 2010 and Halloween Spinfit dressed as Supergirl.

In 2011 I ran the Lochaber Marathon: my first official marathon! I was lucky enough to raise almost £1,350 for Breast Cancer Care with that effort:-)

After that I decided I’d enter the Clyde Stride 40 mile ultramaraton, however I had to pull out due to injury.  I’d done lots of long run training in preparation including a marathon distance from Glasgow to Greenock, and a 31 mile run (where I aggravated an old IT band injury, 16 miles in – and continued to the end, ouch!).  I learned a lot and am now considering dipping my toe(s) into the ultramarathon world to see if I like it!

In September 2011 I ran the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow – the 10k and the Half Marathon.  I wore a Saltire flag on my bag for fun and ran 20.25 miles in total.  We flew out to Chicago the day after, and unbeknown to me, I got my picture in the Sun newspaper!  And when we were in Chicago, I was lucky enough to run the Chicago Half Marathon:-D

In Autumn/Winter of 2011 I decided I would try to aim towards doing more trail running and try myself out to see if I could do ultra running (over 26.2 miles).  I seem to have done ok – I ran lots of long trail runs and managed my furthest (road) run of 33.33 miles in November. And at the end of 2011 I managed to run 26.2 miles on 30th December and 11 miles on the 31st of December to take my annual mileage up to 1,300 miles. :-)

And in March 2012 I ran the D33… a 33 mile Ultramarathon along the river Dee. I really love running, and I’d like to take my experience and positive, fun attitude to others so that I can maybe inspire and help them to take up running and enjoy it as much as I do.  :-)  See my Lorn Pearson Running Coach page here.

And since then I’ve become a fully qualified Running Coach.  I coach group sessions with Kaizen Active twice a week and can offer Personal Running Coaching Services too.  :-)
I’m keen to help others be the best they can be and I know I have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your goals.

I also love teaching swimming and I love to run, swim, cycle, hike, spin as well as doing strength work about 1-2 times a week (gym work / circuits / Insanity DVD workout).

Oh and I sometimes play basketball at Tollcross with the Tollcross Ladies Recreational Basketball – but  I’ve been scared off a little I fell badly and hurt my ankle.   Feel free to go along and join in though – Thursday nights 8pm (check it’s not in the middle of a refurb though!)  Like their Facebook page for more info.

I own two cats… Asda and Jasper ;-) who come on most of our adventures with us.  I hope to help motivate and inspire others to take up fitness, develop themselves and achieve great things. :-)

I hope you enjoy this blog, and please leave comments if you want.

6 Responses to About Lorn

  1. Muz says:

    Nice page Lorn!

  2. comrades2012 says:

    It’s easy for girls.
    Did you know with your marathon time at Lochaber you can get a GFA (Good for Age ) guaranteed entry into London marathon for 2012 & possibly 2013- I am too slow now or not old enough to get in just now but can highly recommend doing it, I think GFA closes at start of July but take a look at the official website

    • lornpearson says:

      Yes thanks, I found that out yesterday and had a look. But I prefer the smaller events I think. Maybe a thought for 2013 if I change my mind! Ta

  3. Megan says:

    Wow, you are a total badass! Makes my half marathon training look wimpy. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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