Hi, and thank-you for visiting my website.

My name is John Butcher and I live in Limavady, Northern Ireland.

I am 51, married to Gael and have 3 children, My life revolves around running. I love running every distance, from 5k to 100 miles ( well I do afterwards, not so much fun at the time :-).

What to expect from Simply-Running

I have started this website to look at and talk about all aspects of running, and to make connections worldwide with others who love running. I will discuss everything from encouraging beginners to talking about the joy of crossing the finish lines at 100 miler events.

I’l look at nutrition, strength exercises and yes even stretching. Everything that a runner needs in their toolkit to keep running for many years.


I am currently on my 101st (marathon PB 3:06) /ultra marathon . I have also ran many half- marathons (PB 1:26), many may 5ks (18:07), 10ks (39.11), 5 milers and 10 milers.

I am also a big fan of Parkrun, both running and importantly volunteering.

I hope you will sign up to receive email alerts for my blog posts and for the love of Simpy-Running.

Get in Touch

If you have any suggestions, or would like to get in touch please get in contact HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and all the best.


Happy Running!