Dan Eagling

Dan Eagling

How and when did you first start running? I started running in January 2012. I was a mobile DJ back then, and I ended up working at the Ripon Runners Annual Awards dinner.

I saw there were quite a few members of their club who were older and heavier than me, but they were so much fitter. I decided there and then I had no excuse not to get fit, so I started running (very slowly) the next day

What brought you to Nidd Valley? I’d done a lot of Parkruns and a 10K Race, and wanted to train alongside other runners to keep improving. I’d heard Nidd Valley were a really friendly club, so decided to turn up to a Tuesday evening session, I’ve not looked back since.
When did you join Nidd Valley? My first club run was in September 2012.
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? I don’t tend to listen to music when I run, I’m a Rocky fan so I’d choose ‘Gonna Fly Now’ from the film
What is your favourite food before and after running? I’ve never really settled on a specific meal before I run, but I do tend to drink coffee and eat bananas before most races
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? Just enjoy it, try and stay relaxed and do your own thing – and be proud that your out there running and staying in shape
What is your proudest moment in your running career? From not being able to run upstairs without being out of breath, to competing my first marathon in under 4 hours, was a really proud moment for me.
What are your running goals? I don’t have a specific goal, I suppose I just want to always keep improving
What event are you training for at the moment? I’ve just finished the bed race, with Nidd Valley B team. So I put a lot of effort into that, there’s nothing else in the calendar at the moment.