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Life lessons from a DNF and a DNS

How to deal with unfinished business in running and life

The finish line and crowds next to the finish line of the Loch Ness Marathon with a giant model of the Loch Ness Monster
The finish line of the Loch Ness Marathon 2019-author photo


For a long time, I had unfinished running business, and it used to nag away at me. The DNF happened a few years ago and it used to repeatedly resurface in my mind, reinforcing my failure. The DNF -Did Not Finish- happened in the Diss triathlon in Norfolk, which I failed to complete…




Runner's Life is a publication for advice and stories from the intersection of running and life. By runners, for runners.

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Neil Mapes

Neil Mapes

Beach wanderer, sea swimmer, trail runner and charity leader. Loving life in the Highlands of Scotland.

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