Carol Morgan

 

Carol Morgan

 
Tell us your name. Carol ‘Irish carol’ Morgan
How and when did you first start running? I smoked heavily in my 20’s, hit my 30’s and decided I needed to get fit. I started off doing 1 minute run, 1 minute walk on a treadmill. I managed about 3minutes first time, but vowed it wouldn’t beat me.
What brought you to Nidd Valley? I lived close by. Much more than that I was welcomed in and found a big bunch of friends.
When did you join Nidd Valley? Approx 12ish years ago
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? I never run with music, when I started running outside I work in intensive care, running was an escape from that intense environment. I love most old 90’s indie, The Stone Roses, Happy Monday’s, The Cult are particular favourites. I get watery eyes whenever I hear ‘eye of a tiger’ because it reminds me of my first marathon in Connemara. I ran a whole Ultra with the birdie song running through my head once, it wasn’t my finest race!
What is your favourite food before and after running? Before=anything veggie, during=anything veggie, after=anything veggie. I have a huge appetite…. like really big.
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? Never say can’t. Sometimes not yet, sometimes not this year, but never can’t. I think we continually underestimate ourselves…. I love to challenge me.
What is your proudest moment in your running career? The first time I ran the whole way on a 5K Race For Life. I felt invincible and it felt great, I still get that same kick from running.
What are your running goals? To run in the hills until I’m very old.
What event are you training for at the moment? Grand raid de Pyrenees, a 100 mile race