Emma Stepto

AYP Ambassador Supported by Brooks Running UK

Name: Emma Stepto

Club: Cornwall AC (Club Secretary and Ladies Captain)
Other: Duchy Athletics Network, (Secretary) & CPR Walk Run Group (Leader)

Race Reports:-
Reading Half Marathon – 2015
Bath Half Marathon – 2015
London Marathon – 2015

Women’s Vet 45 UK rankings 2017 (as of October):-

Photo:- Winning the Bath Half Marathon, Plymouth Half Marathon andBristol Half Marathon (twice)

1st Vet 45 in the UK in the Run Britain National 2017 road racing overall rankings


Parkrun 1st    (1st in the UK All Time Vet45 Women’s Rankings)

3000m 2nd

5000m 1st     (1st in the UK All Time Vet45 Women’s Rankings) Broke the all time record at Exeter Stadium on 20th August.

10,000m 1st

5 Miles 2nd     (2nd in the UK All Time Vet45 Women’s Rankings)
10k 1st         (4th in the UK All Time Vet45 Women’s Rankings)
10 Miles 2nd (7th in the UK All Time Vet45 Women’s Rankings)
Half Marathon 1st (8th in the UK All Time Vet45 Women’s Rankings)
Marathon not done in 2017 (2nd in the UK All Time Vet45 Women’s Rankings)

Titles in 2017:-

–Cornwall County Senior Ladies Champion at 10,000m, 5,000m and 3,000m
–Cornwall Grand Prix Road Running Ladies Champion (for the 9th year)
–South West England Athletics 10k Ladies Champion
–South West England Athletics 5,000m Ladies Champion
–Team member of winning ladies teams at the England Athletics South West Championships at 10k, Cross Country and Road Relays

–1st Lady at Plymouth & Great Bristol Half Marathons
–1st Lady at Glastonbury 10k
–3rd Lady at the Cardiff Bay 10k
–7th Lady at the Bath Half Marathon and Cardiff 10k


British Half Marathon Champion (PB in 1hr 12min 28secs)
7th Lady & 1st European Lady in the Frankfurt Marathon (PB in 2hr 32min 40secs)
2nd GB Lady at London Marathon (2hr 36min 5secs)
Cornwall Grand Prix Ladies Road Running Champion (held since 2008)
Cornwall County Ladies 10,000m Champion
Selected to run for England team at the EA National 10k Championships in November

2008-2014 Cornwall Grand Prix, Ladies Championbrooks logo

2014 English 10k Champion, Leeds (in a P.B of 33.02)

2014 2nd Lady Bristol 10k
2014 Silver Medal (Individual) UKA & EA National Marathon Champs, London
2014 Bronze Medal (Team) EA National Marathon Champs, LondonLeeds 10k EA champ 2014 crop

2013 Bronze Medal at EA National 10k Champs, Leeds
2013 Broke the UK All Time record for the 5000m Vet 40 ladies rankings, Carn Brea
2013 1st Lady Bristol Half Marathon
2013 Bronze Medal in EA 5000m National Champs, Sainsbury’s British Track and Field Championships, 7th lady overall

2013 South West Cross Country Champion
2013 Senior Ladies Cornwall County Cross Country Champion
2013 County Vet 40 5000m Champion
2012 Gained England Vest and ran Toronto Marathon for England Team (9th Lady)

2012 Team Silver at London Marathon (UKA & EA National Champs) (2nd Vet 40)

2012 Team Gold (Vet 40) International Masters Cross County in Glasgow

2011 Team Gold at London Marathon (UKA & EA National Champs) (2nd Vet 40)emma steptoe bmw race results
2011 10k Gold (Vet 40) British Masters 10k National Champs, Exmouth
2011 Half Marathon- Bronze, 3rd lady (EA National Champs), Bristol

2010 Individual & Team Gold medals (Vet 40) International Masters Cross County,
2010 5000m Gold (Vet 40) British Masters Track and Field Champs, Cardiff
2010 10k Gold (Vet 40) British Masters 10k National Champs, Goodrich

UK Ladies Rankings:-
3rd for Marathon
1st for 20 miles
5th for Half Marathon
5th for 10 miles
7th for 5 miles

UK Vet 40 Rankings:-

Top 3 placing for all distances from 3000m to 10k
Ranked 1st for all distances from 10 miles to Marathon

Ranking in UK Vet 40 Ladies, Power of Ten tables

800m- 3rd  2013Em4
1500m- 2nd  2013
5000m- 1st  2013
4 miles- 1st (ranked 3rd nationally, all ages) 2013
5 miles- 2nd (ranked 7th nationally, all ages) 2013
10k- 2nd (ranked 14th nationally, all ages) 2014
10 miles- 1st (ranked 3rd nationally, all ages) 2014
Half Marathon-1st (ranked 6th nationally, all ages) 2014
20 Miles- 1st (ranked 1st nationally, all ages) 2014
Marathon- 1st (ranked 3rd nationally, all ages)

Favourite things:-
My Racing Shoes- Brooks T7’s
Carb Gels:- Lucozade Elite or Mule Kicks- any really, I get hungry!
Carb drink:- Lucozade Elite
Fav food:- Brekkie- Porridge with strawberries, blueberries, honey and cinnamon. Dinner- Fresh Salmon with chilli suace, peas, couscous and corn on the cob!
Pre race meal:- Pasta or rice and ketchup. Turkish Delight (for long races!), Jelly and hot chocolate!

Least favourite things:-
Cold weather and being chased by dogs!!
Sit ups

I had always been sporty at school and loved everything from hockey and athletics to swimming and squash, but didn’t carry on much into my twenties when I started work. In my 30’s I started jogging again and after doing a local Race for Life in 2005, set myself the challenge of running a Half Marathon, which I completed in 1hr 47mins. I really fell in love with running and thankfully it helped me through some of the most difficult times of my life then too. I moved back to Cornwall in 2007 and joined Cornwall AC and then really started to take running seriously.

With the help, advice and inspiration of everyone at the club, especially my coach Alan Rowling- I’ve achieved more than I ever have thought possible. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to run- whether it is racing on the road, cross country, on the track or just running and training around the countryside and with friends. It has also given me the chance to encourage beginners and schoolchildren to take up running- and I enjoy taking out our local weekly beginners group and seeing everyone progress. I would love to become an endurance coach when my less competitive days arrive!

HUGE thanks to Kay, AYP and Brooks for the invaluable help with shoes, kit and ongoing encouragement. You have made so much for this possible for me!!

Favourite shoes:- Brooks Hyperion (racing), Brooks Pure Connect (General)

Kit I can’t live without:- Woolly gloves (winter), Shades (summer)

It’s a great running community in Cornwall- everyone involved is supportive and wants to do well and Kay at At Your Pace has helped me so much with her advice and support too.

My philosophy is work really hard, aim for the impossible and be grateful for every bit of running you do, even when it’s really tough!

Neil Eddy

World Champion Triathlete | At-Your-Pace Ambassador

neileddy-6In a successful last few years, I have been progressing towards becoming competitive at an elite level in Great Britain & abroad, having the honour of representing Great Britain at elite (Aquathlon) and age group level at the World Triathlon Championships. I have forged a great relationship with sponsors since 2010, when local bike shop Cycle Logic, kindly offered to support me. This great partnership is still continuing, supplying me with professional level bikes and maintenance, helping me to focus upon progressing myself and providing a role model to younger and aspiring athletes in Cornwall. Recent highlights include being selected to represent Great Britain at elite level at the World Aquathlon Championships held in Hyde Park in 2013, achieving 9th place in my first international elite race. In previous years I have been twice national age group champion, twice Cornwall Series Champion, and represented Great Britain at 3 World championships at age group level recording 3 top 10 finishes.

Being a top level athlete within Cornwall I have built a healthy relationship with local media, this has helped me feature regularly in local papers and their online presence such as facebook and twitter, giving any potential sponsors a great baseneileddy-5 to feature and promote your business and brand. I would like to develop a successful, mutual relationship with any potential sponsors and help grow your business in any manner I can.


ITU Long Distance AG 30/34 World Champion 2019

10th Garmin Barcelona International Elite Triathlon

Age Group 20-24 World Championships, Edmonton, Canada August 2014 (top 10 finish, 10th)

9th Elite World Aquathlon Championships

5th British Super Series

2 x National Age Group Champion

2 x World Aquathlon Championship Medallist
3 x Top 10 World Age Group Triathlon Championships

2 x Cornwall Triathlon Series Winner

Goals & Ambitions

Read Neil’s recent blog on his amazing London Marathon experience.

Neil is currently in training for the IronMan World Champs Kona, Hawaii

AYP Ambassador

Soon to have a new runner in this role