Member Profiles - Neil Dyson
Name: Neil Dyson
Club:Ochil Hill Runners (originally my 2nd claim club, I resigned from North Yorks Moors when it became mainly a road running club)
Where are you from?: Carperby (in Wensleydale)
Occupation: Civil Engineer
How long have you been running?: 35 years
How long have you been fell running?: 35 years
Why fell running?: I was originally a long distance walker (50 milers), but those events were getting more competitive so that you had to jog to do well. It wasn't a great step from there to fell running.
Favourite Race(s) why?: It used to be the 2 breweries race in Scotland because it never rained at the end of September, but nowadays I much prefer the home crowd at Muker Show.
Greatest achievements (or disasters!): Reaching the top 10 of the Scottish V40's and V50's many years ago.
Do you follow a training programme?: No
What is your weekly mileage?: About 30 in winter, 40 in summer
Who is your sporting hero / villain!: Billy Bland - to win Borrowdale by 15 minutes and then win Latrigg the next day against fresh opposition!
Favourite food: Fish and Rice
Favourite drink: Any real ale
Favourite shoes: Walsh
Favourite piece of running kit: Bum Bag - whatever did we do before they were invented?
Favourite music / band: Steeleye Span, but also Mozart
Favourite movie / TV programme: No time to watch it
Do you have any other hobbies?: Occasional gardener, but too busy to need a hobby.
Give us an interesting fact / something we wouldn't know about you!: First person to visit all the 2000 foot spot heights, as marked on 1" O.S. maps for England & southern Scotland.
Complete the sentence: If I wasn't fell running I would be... ...Marshalling or watching.
Complete the sentence: I have never... ...been to a night club...and have no wish to do so..
Anything else you want to add?: Fell running has given me a wonderful life and greatly improved my knowledge of fell country throughout Britain.