Mike Gratton Talk

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈMike started running age 12 & finished 2nd in British Forces Schools 800m in 2min 10sec
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1974: English Schools 5,000 champion
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1978: Broke foot in 5 places in vehicle accident – did long slow runs to get back running and then decided that he should try a marathon
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1979: Essone Marathon, Paris – first marathon, finished 11th in 2.21.
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1979: Polytechnique Marathon Windsor – 1st in 2.19
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1980: Milton Keynes Olympic Trials – 11th in 2.18
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1981: National Marathon Champs, Rugby – 3rd in 2.16
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1982: National 20 Miles champion – 1hr 42min
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1982: National 10 Miles Champion – 47min 40 sec
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1982: London Marathon – 3rd – 2hrs 12mins 30sec
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1982: Commonwealth Games Brisbane – Bronze medal – 2hrs 12min 6sec
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1983: London Marathon – winner – 2hrs 9min 43 sec

Mike has a Degree in Physical Education & is a
coach in club structure since the age of 18. He has trained GB Internationals – Barry Royden (2.17 Marathon/61min half marathon/2nd in National Cross Country), Toby Lambert (2.17 Marathon), Janice Moorekite (winner Manchester Marathon 2hrs 48mins)