|Tell us your name.||Stephen (Steff) Quinn|
|How and when did you first start running?||My primary school teacher(Mr Love) was a former semi pro footballer and keen runner. To get into his school football team you had run for the x-country team first, found out I was a better runner than footballer.|
|What brought you to Nidd Valley?||It was the closet club to my home.|
|When did you join Nidd Valley?||Feb 2017|
|What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks?||I don’t listen to anything when running.
Could listen to The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite and Proclaimers all day.
|What is your favourite food before and after running?||Anything Plant Based.|
|What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us?||80/20. Most of us do all of our running at the same pace and become a bit stale, hit a plateau. I now run 80% easy, really easy and 20% hard and fastish. I feel less tired in races now.|
|What is your proudest moment in your running career?||Twice won Scottish National X-Country team titles with my boyhood club Motherwell YMCA Harriers.
Got as high as 24th in the RAF X-Country champs in amongst some bloody good runners in the 1990’s
1500m PB of 4min 05secs.
|What are your running goals?||Get back under 19min for Parkrun 40min for 10k and do 100mile in 24hrs.|
|What event are you training for at the moment?||The next one|