Phil Ventress

Phil Ventress

Tell us your namePhil Ventress
How and when did you first start running?3 years ago ish
What brought you to Nidd Valley?Rebecca Ventress
When did you join Nidd Valley?2 years ago
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks?Dont generally listen to music, but if I do Paul Weller,The Jam,Indie, Northern Soul, Ska,60s RnB whatever is on my iphone (which I havent added to in years)
What is your favourite food before and after running?toast and nanas – afterwards nothing specific but always like an Audsleys bacon or sausage sarnie – depends what time I’ve ran
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us?Run with your other half, its good for your relationship and gets you on jollies to Barcelona, Hadrian Wall etc. That said dont try and pace your wife – doesnt work.
Run with mates, my favourite runs have been clambering in the snow with Dave Prince and Brian also getting stuck up Beamsley Beacon in a Bog while Mike Benson was crying with laughter and cramp.
What is your proudest moment in your running career?Pacing Rosemary and Jonathan under 1 hour for their 10k was fun, Ive helped quite a few club members to get their 5k pbs. Not sure if its being proud, but Winter Ultra with Dave Prince – glad I experienced those conditions not many people did !
What are your running goals?I want to get better at off road stuff both running and navigation wise also full house at parkrun bingo
What event are you training for at the moment?Reservoir Dogs Ultra