WELCOME TO FORDY RUNS
My name is Chris Ford aka FORDY
I started running a few years ago after getting proper out of shape after the birth of my second daughter. My brother in law said to me the best way to shed the pounds was to hit the road. At the time I was weighing in at nearly 15 stone (95kg/210 pounds) so I needed to take action! Having young kids and working full time I was finding it hard to fit in some time to do any form of exercise. So I went online shipped in a pair of running shoes and started pounding the pavement!
Within about 6 months I had lost 4 stone (55 pounds)! I didn’t ‘Diet’ I just simply changed what I was eating. I didn’t go for any of these fashionable diet plans or eat expensive natural alternatives or anything like that, I just gave myself a plan and stuck to it! I started entering running events and slowly but surely I have added the miles and completed many races.
In 2017 I launched my YouTube channel to try and offer a view from an everyday runner on training for events be it marathon's, half marathon's, 10k's or even a Parkruns! Since my first video I have branched out and produced other content on many aspects of running and now there is the Weekly Running VLOG as I train for various events.
Alongside my YouTube Channel I have launched my Blog which you can follow on here as I write up my monthly running activities and anything I fancy writing about! I also launched Fordy Runs across most social media platforms to engage with as many runners as possible.
Running changed my life and it can change yours too! The sole purpose of this site is to inspire you to run and try and help you along the way as you get into this fantastic and rewarding sport. The great thing about running which I found is that anyone can do it on the lowest budget possible and by far it is the best and easiest way to get into and stay in shape. I hope I can prove to you that anyone can do it; it’s just a matter of having faith in yourself and your ability. Have a look around the site and click on the link to my YouTube channel for upto date videos.