Fiona Robinson

 

Fiona Robinson

 
Tell us your name. Fiona Robinson
How and when did you first start running? Probably sometime during 1994, when I took up running to keep fit with the Reebok Running Sisters Network.
What brought you to Nidd Valley? After a few months of being drafted in to help marshal races including timing at Guy Fawkes 10 and seeing how much FRP enjoyed running with Nidd Valley, I decided to join the club as well.
When did you join Nidd Valley? I think that it was about 1994, not long after we moved to Harrogate.
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? I prefer running and walking off road and listening to nature or using the time to plan things out in my head, rather than listening to music.
What is your favourite food before and after running? Pre-run, I like to have porridge and a banana in a morning, or an egg on toast if an afternoon or evening run. Post-run, I like to eat Salmon with lots of veggies, but as a treat I like fish and chips, especially on the way back from a race at the Otley chippie.
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? Don’t go off too fast at the start of a race, run at your own pace and try to avoid getting dragged along too quickly with other runners. And most importantly don’t forget to stretch!
What is your proudest moment in your running career? Completing 50 parkruns within 1 year, following my 50th birthday, was one of the most difficult running challenges I have done. However, I am proudest of finishing Rombalds Stride earlier this year in challenging conditions, including crossing Ilkley Moor with driving snow and being pulled out of a bog that was well over my knees.
What are your running goals? To keep injury free and be able to keep running as long as Alan.
What event are you training for at the moment? I’m not really training for anything specific, but am hoping to complete an off road ultra, later this year.