What are your current goals/objectives?
To challenge myself to run more off-road events in 2018 in different parts of the country.
Do you have a favourite event/distance?
Prefer low-key events like the Yorkshireman (off-road) and the Dales Trail Series (20k, 30k & 40k), where the “banter” between runners and marshalls makes the racing much less stressful and much more enjoyable.
What is your PB for that event/distance?
Finishing!! It’s not about the time, it’s about the post-run cake!
Do you have a preferred training session?
Not really, as I like to mix it up with long Club runs; structured training sessions and weekend off-road runs with my dog.
What is your favourite post-run treat?
In the summer, a pint of lager and a packet of crisps. In the winter, a large mug of tea and digestive biscuits!
Describe your best running moment.
Discovering trail running! Has taken me to places that I never knew existed and given me the confidence to just pick up a map and go for a run.
Describe your worst running moment.
Has to be the London marathon! Too many people, too much noise, too much hassle…each to their own!
Most memorable / funniest Peel moment?
There’s been a few! The Staffordshire Moorlands Christmas Cracker race (the year snow stopped the race on the Roaches!) has to be up there among the best. Cars stuck in the snow; cars pulled over by the police; runners missing the start of the race; runners running the course twice…and all in some very dodgy fancy dress!
What is you best piece of running advice?
Join the Peelers – best thing I ever did!