Member Profiles - Richard Handford

Name: Richard Handford

Club: Settle Harriers

Where are you from?: Long Preston

Age: 53

Occupation: IT Consultant

How long have you been running?: Years and Years and Years around 20

How long have you been fell running?: Years and Years and Years around 18

Why fell running?: My knees don't like the road.

Favourite Race(s) why?: PPP - Best race in the country

Greatest achievements (or disasters!): Achievement: 1st Myrtle Meander but it not really a race(LDWA event). Disaster: Losing the tarn at the bottom of Dalehead in the Anniversary Waltz.

Do you follow a training programme?: No

What is your weekly mileage?: Between 0 and 30 depending on what the rest of the family are doing

Who is your sporting hero / villain!: No idea

Favourite food: Chips

Favourite drink: Beer

Favourite shoes: Mudclaws

Favourite piece of running kit: Garmin 305

Favourite music / band: Queen (age showing now)

Favourite movie / TV programme: Morecambe and Wise

Do you have any other hobbies?: Electronics

Give us an interesting fact / something we wouldn't know about you!: I chopped off my little finger the day before my eighteenth birthday, (bet you wish you hadn't asked)

Complete the sentence: If I wasn't fell running I would be... ...having to find something else to keep my girlies occupied.

Complete the sentence: I have never... ...a road marathon.

Anything else you want to add?: No

Richard Handford

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