Runners Q&A

Peel Road Runners has a diverse membership ranging from complete beginners to experienced ultra runners. On this page Peel members have answered questions about their own personal goals and running experiences along with sharing some helpful advice and tips.

What are your current goals/objectives?
To keep on running injury free/ mini triathlon
Do you have a favourite event/distance?
All distances really/bdsl and xc
What is your PB for that event/distance?
Do you have a preferred training session?
Structured,cross training, boxing
What is your favourite post-run treat?
Dry chicken tikka and salad, Cadbury dime bar the night before
Describe your best running moment.
Birmingham marathon with only 7 weeks training time 3.56 @ 9 minute miles
Describe your worst running moment.
Maybe Silverstone half finishing injured and a boring track
Most memorable / funniest Peel moment?
They are all great moments running with the club!
What is you best piece of running advice?
Listen to your body if your injured or tired and rest or seek medical advice
What are your current goals/objectives?
Full marathon or Half Iron for 2018
Do you have a favourite event/distance?
Half marathon
What is your PB for that event/distance?
1hr 46mins – Coventry
Do you have a preferred training session?
Longer distance / steady pace
What is your favourite post-run treat?
Anything that involves chocolate.
Describe your best running moment.
PB’ing 4mins quicker than planned at Coventry half
Describe your worst running moment.
Hinckley Half – my first attempt and I was over dressed and carrying food and drink – a learning curve!
Most memorable / funniest Peel moment?
Gotta love the beer runs!
What is you best piece of running advice?
Set goals that you feel are beyond what you’re capable of.
What are your current goals/objectives?
To run a marathon. Unfortunately I have recently acquired plantar fasciitis which has meant I missed my first marathon and have not run for 3 months.
Do you have a favourite event/distance?
Loved Race the Train in Tywyn, Wales.
What is your PB for that event/distance?
Half marathon approx 1 hr 56 mins 10 k 52 mins
Do you have a preferred training session?
Structured runs probably the pacing session up Mariner but the hill runs are good for me even though horrid at the time!
When running on my own I just run.
What is your favourite post-run treat?
Banana or Nakd bar.
Describe your best running moment.
Completing a marathon distance in a looped run this year at the Merry Hill Challenge (very slow time though due to stops each lap to eat cake!)
Describe your worst running moment.
When I had to stop 7.5 miles into an 8 mile run due to a pain in my foot. Haven’t run since.
Most memorable / funniest Peel moment?
Running back too far on 3rd ever Peel run and having to make up about a mile with a much younger and fitter member!
What is you best piece of running advice?
Listen to your body.
What are your current goals/objectives?
To get back to running after a bad 2017
Do you have a favourite event/distance?
5k /10k
What is your PB for that event/distance?
21.45/5k – 55.06/10k
Do you have a preferred training session?
Club run structured session
What is your favourite post-run treat?
Hot choclate
Describe your best running moment.
Finishing my first marathon in chester
Describe your worst running moment.
My first dnf realizing my injury was worse than I thought
Most memorable / funniest Peel moment?
Just being apart of a great club all memorable
What is you best piece of running advice?
Dont run when injured just let your body tell you to take it easy and rest.
What are your current goals/objectives?
To keep running and increase distance
Do you have a favourite event/distance?
Half Marathon
What is your PB for that event/distance?
1.56.03
Do you have a preferred training session?
Structured runs, as I never push my self to do hills and sprints
What is your favourite post-run treat?
Chocolate
Describe your best running moment.
Finishing my first half marathon, having started running at a late age and never really ran before, I never ever thought I would achieve this distance.
Describe your worst running moment.
Worksop half, looking at the top of the hill from the bottom thinking I am never going to make it.
Most memorable / funniest Peel moment?
Starting the couch to 5K best thing I have ever done, and meeting new friends on the way.
What is you best piece of running advice?
Just put your trainers on and run, don’t think about it the hardest part is going, once you have run the feeling after is amazing.
What are your current goals/objectives?
To achieve 100 park runs and get back under 50 minutes for 10K.
Do you have a favourite event/distance?
Kingsbury Parkrun
What is your PB for that event/distance?
22:52
Do you have a preferred training session?
When I’m in West Yorkshire I have an eight mile run in the Pennines which has great views.
What is your favourite post-run treat?
A bacon sandwich in a cafe at parkrun.
Describe your best running moment.
Running 38:29 at the Fradley 10K in 1993.
Describe your worst running moment.
Failing to beat 3:30 in the Robin Hood Marathon and then finding out I had a serious back injury.
Most memorable / funniest Peel moment?
Sliding down a muddy slope at the Grizzly.
What is you best piece of running advice?
Don’t race if you’re injured – we’ve all done it!
What are your current goals/objectives?
The ONER – 82 mile run in 24 hrs.
Do you have a favourite event/distance?
Not particularly although I seem to run around 10k quite often in races.
What is your PB for that event/distance?
10k PB is just over 6 min/mile = 37 min 13 sec I think
Do you have a preferred training session?
Structured runs of course 😉 I also like long runs.
What is your favourite post-run treat?
Choose any from curry, pizza, burgers, sausages, beans, bacon, chocolate, sponge pudding. I like to eat!
Describe your best running moment.
Probably 2:58 in Abingdon marathon as I trained specifically for sub 3 and got what I wanted.
Describe your worst running moment.
Being dnf-ed in an ultra marathon for missing a harsh cut-off by around 2 mins. We’d have definitely finished within the time limit!
Most memorable / funniest Peel moment?
Anything to do with the Washlands Relays. I love the camaraderie at that event (and am hoping that the new XC races will be similar).
What is you best piece of running advice?
Don’t increase mileage/intensity too quickly! You’ll pay for it in injuries.
What are your current goals/objectives?
To complete all 4 XC races and all BDSL races next season.
Do you have a favourite event/distance?
My favourite event is definitely London Marathon. But 26.2 miles is not my favourite distance.
What is your PB for that event/distance?
My marathon PB is 4.09.43.
Do you have a preferred training session?
I love the summer off road runs.
What is your favourite post-run treat?
A pint of lager and any cake.
Describe your best running moment.
Finishing the Gloucester 20 mile race and feeling fantastic after running comfortably and consistently throughout.
Describe your worst running moment.
It has to be the bullring hill at the end of Birmingham marathon.
Most memorable / funniest Peel moment?
Me and Lisa sat in the Bulls head at the end of the Xmas beer run. After our mission to finish in the pub where we started 11 hours earlier.
What is you best piece of running advice?
Be patient. Increase your mileage steadily when training for a long run, to avoid injury.
What are your current goals/objectives?
Would like to support others achieve their goals
Do you have a favourite event/distance?
Marathon
What is your PB for that event/distance?
2hrs 48min 10sec
Do you have a preferred training session?
No, the marathon requires a combination of many types of training session. Long slow distance (LSD) has its benefits allowing you to chat whilst training.
What is your favourite post-run treat?
Beer!
Describe your best running moment.
Training in the hills in Wales.
Describe your worst running moment.
Cramping up in Rotterdam marathon when on for sub 2:45, with just the last 2k to go.
Most memorable / funniest Peel moment?
Throwing Carl Baker in the sea, at season home of the grizzly.
What is you best piece of running advice?
Listen to your body.