|Age or Running Category:||51|
|How long have you been running?||25 years|
|Why do you run?||I was a fatty when I grew up and although I love beer and all manner of food, I don’t want to get that way again. I still get a huge amount of satisfaction out of every run I do.|
|Describe your favourite run:||The longer the better and a mix of terrain. My legs won’t go quickly but seem to keep going!|
|Do you take part in races? If so what distance/terrain?||Yes. Mostly marathons and halfs now. Going back a few years I have done a few Ultramarathons – mostly off road, some on sand (eg M de Sable) and one at altitude. Completing these has been some of the most amazing experiences of my life.|
|What is your greatest running achievement?||Difficult one! Probably coming 7th (1st European) in 37 hours in the Badwater ultra-marathon – 135 miles continuous in the Nevada desert with temperatures upto 115 degrees fahrenheit. Sadly that was 14 years ago.|
|How long have you been a member of Cheddar Running Club?||3 months|
|Why did you join Cheddar Running Club?||I have got an awful lot slower over the last few years and would like to get some speed back! I have always run on my own and just felt I was becoming a sad old billy no mates.|
|How has Cheddar Running Club helped you and your running?||In the last 3 months, I have lost nearly 1 ½ stone and running 1/2minute mile quicker.
More importantly, I have been made so welcome at CRC. I have a new bunch of friends and that has rejuvenated my running.
|What would you say to anyone thinking of joining the club?||Whether you want to race or run socially, CRC is the place to be. You’ll instantly be amongst friends.|