|Tell us your name.||Lynsey Barraclough|
|How and when did you first start running?||I started running in 2014 after deciding I needed to change my lifestyle (think couch potato) and set myself a goal of running the Great North Run before I turned 40.. I did the Couch to 5 K course on a treadmill someone gifted me, then booked myself onto the Harewood Half in 2015 – my first ever race – the running bug well and truly got me!|
|What brought you to Nidd Valley?||A school mum (Nadene Wilkinson) had joined and said how it had improved her running, as well as how friendly everyone was, so came and gave it a go.. I had plateaued running on my own, and needed something to mix it up.|
|When did you join Nidd Valley?||October 2017|
|What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks?||I’m more of a podcast girl as the chat helps me take my mind off the pain. Current favourites are Simon Mayo’s confessions, Marathon Talk and Standard Issue. Always feel I have learnt something after a run!|
|What is your favourite food before and after running?||Malt loaf before
Coffee and a snickers bar for after
|What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us?||Never lose the enjoyment of running or lose sight of why you run. Its not always about times but about doing it for you.|
|What is your proudest moment in your running career?||Harewood Half has a special place as it was my first ever race but doing the Great North Run twice before I turned 40 has to be the most proudest moment.
Also inspiring friends and family to take up running!
|What are your running goals?||Sub 2 hour half marathon
1000 miles in 2018
|What event are you training for at the moment?||Vale of York Half Marathon|