• Age:Male Senior
  • Occupation: Retained Firefighter/Lorry Driver/Delivery Driver
  • Years Running: On & off since I joined the army at 18 (16 years). However, I only started competing in races in December 2014.
  • Favourite race: So far I would have to say the Thunder Run 24 (even though I wasn't there for the full 24 hours). I love team events!
  • Least Favourite Race: If I had to pick one I would go for the Rugby Half Marathon - not much to look at as you run around that course. However, I've enjoyed every race I've taken part in!
  • Why did you start running? Initially it was to get fit in preparation for joining the army. I carried this on throughout my short military career and to a lesser extent, after I left. My inspiration for starting to compete and take my training more seriously was from someone I met last year.
  • Injuries received? None! I've been very lucky in that respect.
  • Furthest Distance ran? 20 miles - a training run today! I'm hoping that on Sunday 27th September this will change to 26.2 miles!
  • Trainers worn: Karrimor Trail Run 2. They make an excellent cross between road & trail shoes (can be worn for either).
  • Favourite running kit? Karrimor & GRC kit!
  • Top tip from your experience: Rest & recovery is just as important as training! I used to be a massive over-trainer when I was younger. I've now learned better!
  • How many miles do you run per week? After the Equinox 24 this weekend I will have completed a 58 mile week - my highest ever. I probably average about 25 miles per week.
  • Other Hobbies: Swimming (particularly open water). A sport I took up this year - I still have an awful lot to learn. Next year I will be taking part in relay triathlons (with someone else doing the bike leg). I also lift weights regularly - another thing I've done ever since my army days.