|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.|
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