In lockdown, Bridlington Road Runners have asked a member each month to complete the following questionnaire, this month was my turn so here it is.
Runner of the month
How long I’ve been a runner? Two and a half years
How did you get into running? I saw an advert for the Discover your gold Paralympic campaign and got a try out day so needed to get fitter again. Then did Parkrun and asked about BRR and never looked back
Do you prefer road or trail? Road haven’t done trail I fall over enough on road.
What is your proudest Running moment? Winning the Kilham 10k in 2018 because it wasx a total shock and completing the virtual Brid half marathon last year
What keeps you running? I love running and its helped my mental health and kept me sane this last year and the fact I have gained a whole new family.
Favourite post running food? CHOCOLATE
Do you have a favourite Kit item you wear on race day? Yellow and black BRR kit.
What has been your hardest race to date? Scarborough 10K 2019, the weather and the events afterwards meant it was definitely a win both physically and mentally.
Your Favourite running brands? Nike Pegasus flyease – the best trainers designed for people like me.
Running Tip or motto? Enjoy it and make new friends
What is your fitness/ running downfall? Worrying about how fast I’m going.
Hobbies outside of Running ? I enjoy been outdoors, walking, meeting my friends, my new hobby doing jigsaw, watching sport on TV
Which lock down challenge have you enjoyed the most? Ive enjoyed all of them as I still part of the team but I enjoyed the Way of the Roses relay and have the picture hung up.
This week’s training was going well until yesterday when the east winds began to blow, I did Parkrun first thing and did it 31’47 which is quite slow for me but going up the cliff tops was horrendous as it was headwind. Today I swapped my run for walking as it is now hailing and sleeting. I hope I can do some running in the coming week but the forecast isn’t good. I don’t mind bad weather but it is not above freezing and the paths are slippery in places.