Paul Mayson

Brathay 10in10 Athlete

I’m Paul Mayson, 48 years old, married to the wonderful Cheryl and I have 3 fantastic children who are Ben 20, Annabel 19 and Kate 13.  I am a commercial solicitor by day and running provides the balance I need.  

I began running in 2000 with my first marathon being the Flora London Marathon. My finishing photo is not a pretty sight but my taste and enjoyment of getting to the finish line was born!

I have since run 91 marathons which include 14 ultras. I have been fortunate enough to participate in races around the world including New York, Tokyo, the Brecon Beacons, The Marathon Des Sables, the Swiss Alps, Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles, Chicago, the fells of Haworth and of course Windermere on four previous occasions. However, in many respects, whilst the scenery changes, the challenge and feeling of just being out there is the real motivation. The MDS had a number of memorable moments as did my recent trip to the Victoria Falls marathon in Zimbabwe but my stand out running memory to date is running the New York Marathon with my 18 year old son in 2016. The feeling of crossing the finish line with him knowing just how hard he had worked in completing his first run was amazing. Running has an incredible ability to inspire people.

That said, I never take anything for granted. A marathon can turn on you without warning so preparation is key and learning as much as possible from the other runners and particularly those that have already completed this incredible challenge will be part of my plan leading up to the 10in10 in May.

The work of Brathay is my primary motivation for running the 10in10. Anything that promotes and improves the lives of young people in today’s demanding society must be supported. Some young people just need a chance and Brathay provides that. I have previously raised charitable funds in excess of £10,000 for a number of charities including Children with Leukaemia and Get Kids Going. My fundraising for the 10in10 is now underway.

I have no doubt at all that there will be moments during the 10 in 10 when I ask myself what on earth I am doing… during those times I simply remind myself that I am lucky to be out there!

I began running in 2000 with my first marathon being the Flora London Marathon. My finishing photo is not a pretty sight but my taste and enjoyment of getting to the finish line was born!

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£5,892

Goal: £3,000

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Experience

  • 2008, 2009, 2012 & 2016: ASICS Windemere Marathon
  • 2020: Brathay 10in10 Donate

Interested in the 10in10?

Are you an experienced marathon runner and up for a new challenge? Would you like to be one of the few specially chosen athletes to run the annual Brathay 10in10 Challenge Event while raising money and awareness for the charity?

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