Jim Thompson

Jim T representing Cheddar!

Jim T representing Cheddar!

Name: Jim Thompson
Age or Running Category: 54
How long have you been running? As a small child my mother would run after me to try to catch me as I was usually naughty, so from about the age of 2!!
Why do you run? To get fresh air and keep fit
Describe your favourite run: Cross country running at lunchtimes from work, these are heavily wooded, extremely hilly and usually muddy runs.
Do you take part in races? If so what distance/terrain? Christmas Cracker 10k for the last 10 years, Bristol Half and 10k a few times, Tough Ten, Parkrun, Henlow 10 , handicapped 5 miler at work and a few others.
What is your greatest running achievement? Representing the Royal Air Force at cross country in the English South West and South East leagues in the 80’s..
How long have you been a member of Cheddar Running Club? Since Feb 2015
Why did you join Cheddar Running Club?  To attempt to halt the slow decline with my pace due to ageing.
How has Cheddar Running Club helped you and your running? The speed sessions definitely get your body used to running under stress. Helps improve pace over all distances.
What would you say to anyone thinking of joining the club? Just turn up, always someone to talk to and go with the flow. It is as easy or as hard as you want it to be.

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