Colleen Gruenwald

 

Colleen Gruenwald

 
Tell us your name. Colleen Gruenwald
How and when did you first start running? I started running at school doing cross county and track
What brought you to Nidd Valley? I was looking to re-join a running club to challenge myself after a sudden illness. I knew of a few local clubs and watched how these clubs interacted weekly at Harrogate parkrun. Nidd Valley were the only club that I thought stood out as a group who liked to be together as they congregated waiting for parkrun to start. I was not disappointed and I am very glad with my choice.
When did you join Nidd Valley? I think it was late 2016 into spring of 2017
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? Something up beat, I often just pick a play list if I use music at all
What is your favourite food before and after running? Chinese always but it doesn’t have to be a run day 🙂
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? Have fun and enjoy it, everything else will come in time
What is your proudest moment in your running career? Oh… Career! Not sure I would call it that. I think after my illness and getting back into races was really hard for me. I did completed the Cardiff Half Marathon as one of my back to health milestone and got a PB that I am still very proud of. Cardiff was a run I wanted to do for a long time and I really enjoyed the event.
What are your running goals? Have fun, finish healthy and strong.
What event are you training for at the moment? Aberdeen Half Marathon as I wasn’t able to do it last year due to family things