Christina Taylor

 

Christina Taylor

 
Tell us your name. Christina Taylor
How and when did you first start running? Richard (my now husband) introduced me to running in 2008. I can still remember how hard it was to keep going for even 10 minutes…but I kept at it and ran a few 10Ks and the Great North Run over a few years. I then returned to it in 2016 after a 5 year break.
What brought you to Nidd Valley? I had started running again in mid 2016 but I was lacking motivation, and I realised that I would never keep it up on my own especially over the dark winter months. I spoke to a running friend who said that Nidd Valley were know for being a friendly club, so after a few weeks I finally plucked up the courage to give it a go. My friend was right, and I felt welcomed right from the start.
When did you join Nidd Valley? October/November 2016
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? I’ve never listened to music when I run. I enjoy the quiet when I’m on my own, or a natter when in a group!
What is your favourite food before and after running? Before a morning run I will have porridge and a cup of tea. Before an evening run I won’t have much, maybe a couple of crackers. After a run…pretty much anything! But I always try to have something small
and sweet within 10 minutes otherwise I feel a bit funny!
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? Running is as much about confidence than anything else…believe in yourself and keep pushing. Having a fantastic running club around you really helps to build your confidence as well.
What is your proudest moment in your running career? Completing Bridlington Half in under 2 hours (just!!). Also, being part of the 2018 Nidd Valley Ladies bed race team.
What are your running goals? Mostly to keep enjoying running and to stay injury free.
I would love to run a sub 50 minute 10K, and I’d like to do some longer events…possibly something off-road.
What event are you training for at the moment? I’ve got a few races booked in for the rest of the year, but no particular big event at the moment. Maybe next year!