What made you take up running? How long have you been running?
- I took up running to recover from throat cancer after a long period of inactivity.
- I have been running for about 34 years.
How long have you been a member?
- 27 Years
Can you remember your first Tuesday night session with the Club? Can you remember who you ran with and how you felt?
- Pauline Blackwell, Pauline Hardman, Adrian Maher, Walter Armitage, Maureen Gunby, Barry and Joan Wyatt, Chris Gill, Alan Schofield.
- It felt good to be running with others after running alone.
As a seasoned member, looking back to when you joined the club what are your thoughts as to how you have enjoyed the experience, and what advice can you offer new members?
- I have made many friends.
- I would recommend that new members find people to run with on a regular basis.
What differences are you finding in the club now that the number of members has increased?
- A bigger spread of abilities and the larger number of members helps the club to stage events.
Apart from running, what other activities do/did you do to get yourself do fit?
What is your favourite running distance?
What advice would you give to those just starting their running career?
- Do your best.
- Don’t try too hard
- Above all enjoy it.
What is your greatest achievement?
- Completing the London marathon in 3 hours 24 minutes at 70 Years Old.
Which other 3 sporting legends (alive or dead) would you want to share a pint with?
- Not athletes but men of Action, Ranulph Fiennes, Spencer Chapman and Ernest Shackton.
What is the best view you have seen when running?
- Roundhay park arena at the end of my first marathon – The “Tough One” Leeds
Is there anything you regret not doing in the past?
- I regret not taking up running sooner.