Member of the month - July 2012
Portishead's very own PB machine this month. Over to you Charlie
Status - Long term relationship with Martin Runnpike founding member of the PLC (Portishead Loafers Club)!
Training run - Club efforts as can't make myself motivated to do it on my own
Top tips to pass on to others - Always try to beat your own goals. Run because you enjoy it, take a rest if it becomes a chore
Favourite food - pre race peanut butter and chopped banana on brown toast
Post race - big roast dinner and crumble with custard for afters
Music - The Feeling, Roxette and Bryan Adams
Film - mama mia and dirty dancing
Book - ll the novels by Lesley Pearse
Biggest acheivement - the London marathon in 2009 fav quote when training that kept me going was ' there will be days when you don't know whether you can run a marathon, but there will be a lifetime knowing that you have ' not sure who it was by, was in my training mags, now have it stuck to my fridge !
Motivation - I am motivated by wanting to always be as fit as possible enabling me to enjoy life fully.
Angst - I keep awake if I exercise too close to bed time but otherwise I sleep like a log
Dinner Guests - Would love to have dinner with Florence Nightingale.
Secret - What some people don't know - I'm doing the Inca trail this Sept with a friend. I fancied doing a non running challenge for a change and we are raising money for worthy charity, which cares for families and children I work with. The charity is Childrens Hospice South West and if anyone would like to sponsor me the link is http://www.chsw.org.uk/charlieandcarriesincatrek
Running Age - I've been Running since 2005
Favourite race: 2006 Frenchay 10k as it was my first ever race with Helen Tunnicliff, it was also the hardest 10k as none I have ran since have been as difficult!
Race Distance 10km