Member of the month - June 2012
Status: Happy – with Sue 10 years
Category: Vet Male! Maturing very nicely thank you!
Training run: From work (Harbourside, Bristol) Along the Portway, up Bridge Valley Road, Across the Clifton Suspension Bridge and over into a loop of Ashton Court Estate, finishing along harbourside.
Top tips to pass on to others: Running -Take your recovery at least as seriously as your training.
Life (Learnt while suffering from Stress – try and do a random act of kindness for someone every day – you’ll feel tremendous!
Food: Toad in the hole – food of champions
Music: Boy bands and Pop tarts – current faves, Approaching Danger (my son’s band), Adele, Pixie and Jessie
Film: Silent Running, Return of the King and A Knights Tale
Book: RSPB book of British Birds – no not Adele, Pixie and Jessie again! ,
Biggest Achievement: 27:24 5 miler in 1986
Motivation - What gets you out of bed in the morning: Sue, if I don’t make the first cup of tea.
Angst: what keeps you awake at night: Selfishness and or impoliteness.
Who would you invite to dinner :
Shane Williams, Simon King, Jess Ennis, Tom Daley, Mark Cavendish, Sheldon (big bang theory), Charlize Theron…oops and probably Sue, someone’s got to cook after all J
Something we don’t know about you:
I met Sue in 2003 the day after the London Marathon (3:18, since you ask) which is why I put so much effort into getting a qualifying time for our 10th anniversary at London 2013.
Running Age - Running for 36 years!
Favourite race: Not a race really but the Coasters in 2010. With no support we ran around the entire coast of the mainland of England, Wales and Scotland. In a relay with Barry the Baton. 4448 miles from May to Oct. I ran 54 miles; Croyde – Illfracombe, Barnstable – Highbridge and Portishead to the middle of the old Severn Bridge. I set the targets soft so there was a perfect balance of purpose in the race but no pressure on the run, it was real adventure with time to enjoy the view – brilliant!
Race Distance 1 Yard of ale.