Over time, we’re going to introduce our members by way of a series of questions we’ve put to them; they’ve kindly agreed to let us publish their answers. On this occasion, it’s the turn of Peter Foulds
How long have you been a member:
Nearly 5 years (since July 2015).
Why did you start:
I initially got into running to lose weight and enjoyed it and wanted to get better and meet new people so a friend – Barry Talman – invited me along to a session. I met Paul Cook, liked him and enjoyed the session and that was that!
Favourite type of running (Road, XC, T&F, Fell etc):
I like all types at different times of the year. I like a road marathon in Spring and trails in Winter but definitely my favourite is long distance Fell Races in the Summer.
Best event you’ve taken part in (and why):
This is a seriously tough choice but it would be The Three Peaks Fell Race due to the hard qualifying, the brutal nature of the race itself, the quality needed to finish it against the cut-offs and the amazing scenery. To someone who enjoys Fell Racing, this is the ultimate test really.
Event you’re looking forward to (and why):
Hardmoors 110 (110 Miles) as I’ve done all of their distances up to 60 mile and this is next and their gold standard race plus something special about completing a 100 mile race.
What’s on your headphones while you train:
Rave music / electro that gets me going.
Favourite training session (and why):
2 – firstly a track pyramid session as it’s a great challenge and the Gilling 3 Peaks training run as again it’s a great challenge and always a good barometer of how fit I am.
Do you take your trainers on holiday? If yes, where is the best place you’ve trained/ran?:
I foolishly entered a fell race in the Scottish Highlands at the Highland Games thinking it’d be a doddle. Brilliant race but never been so gasping for air afterwards.
Pre race food & drink of choice:
Coffee and porridge.
Post race food & drink of choice:
Banana smoothie and coffee.
Favourite place to run:
Best Club related memory:
Lots but achievement wise it would be getting silver medal in the clubs hill running category at the awards in 2017. Socially wise it would be the club outing to the GNR in 2016 as it was a great day out before, during and after.
If you could go for a long chatty run with anyone, who would it be and why:
Tom Addison as we share a lot in common and have done some great training together.
Describe our club in three words:
Fun. Supportive. Competitive.