Richard Taylor

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Richard Taylor

 
Tell us your name. Richard Taylor
How and when did you first start running? 2006 I decided I needed to get fit and entered Leeds half marathon. I had no idea what I was doing and my longest training run was only 7 miles. I managed to get round in under 2 hours but it was very tough, but I had got the running bug and wanted to have a crack at a marathon.
What brought you to Nidd Valley? After having several years out of running I got a place in the London marathon and wanted to train properly. My wife was a member of the club and told me how friendly everyone was, and this gave me the push I needed to join.
When did you join Nidd Valley? March 2017
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? I don’t tend to listen to music when running. A favourite track would be The long distant runner by Iron Maiden.
What is your favourite food before and after running? Before running I tend to eat bananas or porridge, after I enjoy ham and cheese toasties.
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? Enjoy your running and go at your own pace. Don’t be afraid to try different events (distances or terrain) and buy a foam roller, works wonders on tight muscles.
What is your proudest moment in your running career? Running the London marathon. This had been a childhood aim from watching it on tv in the 80’s.
What are your running goals? I would like a sub 4 hour marathon and a sub 45 minute 10k.
What event are you training for at the moment? Yorkshire marathon