Nige Scaife

 

Nige Scaife

 
Tell us your name. Nige Scaife
How and when did you first start running? I trained to run the Knaresborough 10 mile fun run when I was 15 (1986!)
What brought you to Nidd Valley? I’d ran sociably with Capt. Grayling (Martin Lofthouse) for many years and I eventually secumned when he offered me a signing on ‘package’ of 2 pairs of his old running shoes and a four pack of out of date bitter. Turns out he was robbed!
When did you join Nidd Valley? November 2017
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? Don’t often run to music but when I do it’s got to be someone like Public Image Ltd or The Beastie Boys. For a long gentle Sunday morning run I’d go for ‘The Dreaming’ or ‘Sky of Honey’ by Kate Bush.
What is your favourite food before and after running? Before a race, 2 digestive biscuits and a cup of tea is all I can manage. Afterwards, anything and everything in huge quantities!
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? If you’re running your first marathon or half, choose a training program that you think you can manage and follow it as closely as you can. It’s one less thing to worry about and will give you confidence during what can be quite an intimidating day. You will enjoy it more.
What is your proudest moment in your running career? Probably running sub 1’30” at The Brass Monkey half marathon this year.
What are your running goals? More PBs at all distances from 5k to marathon.
What event are you training for at the moment? Parkrun! I want to run consistently sub 20 min.

Russell Geraghty

 

Russell Geraghty

 
Tell us your name. Russell Geraghty
How and when did you first start running? School cross country, then later re-started after becoming fat
What brought you to Nidd Valley? Meeting various friendly members at various fell races
When did you join Nidd Valley? 2016
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? Trance for the most part
What is your favourite food before and after running? Muesli before running, tuna pasta and cheese after.
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? Try not to fall over going downhill
What is your proudest moment in your running career? Completing Wadsworth Trog in freezing rain/hail and still managing to navigate back.
What are your running goals? Returning to fitness and getting back to the fells
What event are you training for at the moment? No definite plans, would like to get back to Heptonstall again

Helen Cook

 

Helen Cook

 
Tell us your name. Helen Cook
How and when did you first start running? About 5 years ago after I had My second child. My husband was having all the fun by training for races and the gym schedules weren’t working out for me with the kids and full time work. Running seemed to offer more flexibility.
What brought you to Nidd Valley? We moved to Harrogate in 2016 from London. I was out of sync with exercise. I knew the benefits of a club from being an East London Runners club member. I wanted to get to know some new routes and start connecting with the community and getting to know people. I had Harrogate Harriers in my sights. But I was advised to join Nidd. It was friendly they said. It was also closer to home and seemingly a great choice!
When did you join Nidd Valley? It took a while as I was transferring clubs. So officially December 2016. But I started attending from the August.
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? Anything upbeat. Faster BPMs help me run faster (for a little while at least)
What is your favourite food before and after running? Overnight oats before a race. Porridge in winter. Deliciously Ella recipes. A banana. Espresso.
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? Listen to your body. Rest days are important. Think about cadence. Run backwards….that’s how you should run forwards (it made sense in the training)
What is your proudest moment in your running career? Yorkshire marathon. Maybe. Or actually London parks half. As it was a PB. Any PB! And bedrace! Oh and cross country. Getting up those hills in the freezing cold and mud baths isn’t for the faint hearted!
What are your running goals? To keep running.
What event are you training for at the moment? Nothing I’m enjoying running for fun in the club and running with my dog.

Carolyn Easton

 

Carolyn Easton

 
Tell us your name. Carolyn Easton – (Caz)
How and when did you first start running? It started with walking the Race for Life with my sister in law in 2010. After the birth of my daughter I was diagnosed with chronic pelvic instability and was told I may never run again. I spent the next 5 years working with a great physio who helped me get from walking in pain to now running marathons! No my running style is not pretty it’s just fuelled by grit and determination. I have to work hard at it and it pushes me out of my comfort zone but I love the feeling of freedom it gives me and I thoroughly enjoy running events in Yorkshire throughout all the seasons.
What brought you to Nidd Valley? My husband – Thank you
When did you join Nidd Valley? 2015
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? Everything and anything
What is your favourite food before and after running? I run for the cup of coffee at the end and chocolate bar – Yum
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? The feeling of achievement is second to none so keep going.
What is your proudest moment in your running career? Everytime I stand (nervously) at the start of a race. I am truly thankful I am able to run.
What are your running goals? To keep running – but secretly I would love to run the London Marathon my Grandma would be so proud.
What event are you training for at the moment? The Jedburgh Half Marathon

Jonathan Easton

 

Jon Easton

Tell us your name. Jonathan Easton
How and when did you first start running? I joined the Army when I was 18 so running became part of the daily routine.
What brought you to Nidd Valley? After leaving the forces in 2004 and embarking on a new career, I settled back down in Harrogate and tried to keep up my physical fitness. I was running but not really enjoying it as I didn’t have any running ‘pals’. A internet search pointed me in the direction of Nidd Valley (located back then in a wet and cold changing room at Harrogate Railway FC) and I haven’t looked back!
When did you join Nidd Valley? 2005 or 2006, it’s all a bit of a blur..
What is your favourite running music? Genre or specific tracks? I don’t listen to music while running, I don’t know why as I’ve never tried it!
What is your favourite food before and after running? Porridge with honey prior to any long run, toast and marmite for after. And a brew.
What is your best running tip that you would like to share with us? Remember to rest and recover! Time off works wonders…..
What is your proudest moment in your running career? Completing my first marathon – London 2014- a unique experience that tries to drag you back each year despite already ticking that box.
What are your running goals? To stay relatively fit, take each mile at a time, and recover at every opportunity. And maybe try more fell stuff.
What event are you training for at the moment? No specific race, just trying to stay fit before the before the autumn and winter are upon us.