Ursula Holmes

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Ursula Holmes

Tell us your name. Ursula Holmes
How and when did you first start running? I began running around 2013. I was watching my younger son’s rugby training with some other mums and we decided we would try running together while they were practicing. It was a slow start but about six months later we all ran the Abbey Dash.
What brought you to Nidd Valley? I’d heard it was a friendly club and I’d entered the Edinburgh Marathon and thought I needed to train more
When did you join Nidd Valley? March 2018
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? I don’t normally run with music, I just enjoy being outside and seeing what’s happening around me
What is your favourite food before and after running? I usually have porridge before a longer run
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? To warm up beforehand, I’ve had a couple of minor injuries from being unprepared
What is your proudest moment in your running career? Completing the Edinburgh Marathon
What are your running goals? I’d like to run a half marathon in under 2 hours my best so far is 2.02hrs.
What event are you training for at the moment? Ive entered the Amsterdam half marathon in October