Name: Stephen ReidStatus: Happy – with Sue 10 years Category: Vet Male! Maturing very nicely thank you! History: Running for 36 years!
Race : Not a race really but the Coasters in 2010. With no
support we ran around the entire coast of the mainland of England, Wales and
Scotland. In a relay with Barry the Baton. 4448 miles from May to Oct. I ran 54
miles; Croyde – Illfracombe, Barnstable – Highbridge and Portishead to the
middle of the old Severn Bridge. I set the targets soft so there was a perfect
balance of purpose in the race but no pressure on the run, it was real
adventure with time to enjoy the view – brilliant!
Distance: 1 Yard of
Training run: From work
(Harbourside, Bristol) Along the Portway, up Bridge Valley Road, Across the
Clifton Suspension Bridge and over into a loop of Ashton Court Estate,
finishing along harbourside.
Top tips to pass on to others: Running -Take your recovery at least as seriously as your training.
Life (Learnt while suffering from Stress – try and do a random act of kindness for someone every day – you’ll feel tremendous! Food: Toad in the hole – food of champions
Music: Boy bands and Pop tarts – current faves, Approaching
Danger (my son’s band), Adele, Pixie and Jessie
Film: Silent Running,
Return of the King and A Knights Tale
Book: RSPB book of
British Birds – no not Adele, Pixie and Jessie again! ,
Biggest Achievement: 27:24
5 miler in 1986
Motivation - What
gets you out of bed in the morning: Sue, if I don’t make the first cup of tea.
Angst: what keeps you awake at night: Selfishness and or
Who would you invite to dinner :
Shane Williams, Simon
King, Jess Ennis, Tom Daley, Mark Cavendish, Sheldon (big bang theory),
Charlize Theron…oops and probably Sue, someone’s got to cook after all J
don’t know about you:
I met Sue in 2003 the day after the London Marathon (3:18, since you ask)
which is why I put so much effort into getting a qualifying time for our 10th
anniversary at London 2013 L.