Phil Robinson

 

Phil Robinson

 
Tell us your name. Phil Robinson (aka Fell Running Phil)
How and when did you first start running? My father had a heart attack when he was only 50 and I decided I didn’t want that to happen to me. Running became one of the healthy enjoyable solutions.
What brought you to Nidd Valley? An advert in the local newspaper and Mr NVRR himself, Alan Harby.
When did you join Nidd Valley? 1993, so 2018 is my 25th anniversary.
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? The sounds of the countryside – why would anyone choose to block it out. Music is best left to a live performer.
What is your favourite food before and after running? Before – eggs. After, it’s got to be chips. Every run has a chip quotient – full portion or just ½.
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? Get the balance right – I’ve seen too many do obsessive amounts of training, just to burn-out and give up running altogether. Longevity is the name of the game for me.
What is your proudest moment in your running career? Two please. 1. Encouraging my son Alex to run and hopefully creating the right environment to enable him to keep it up. 2. Personally, completing a 100 miler in 2003.
What are your running goals? Longevity again. Having just completed my 700th race, I guess it would be completing 750.
What event are you training for at the moment? Can’t say I’ve ever properly trained for a race. I’ve always relied on the club to do the right thing on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and it’s a great base for