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.
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.
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.