Member Profiles - Stuart Walton

Name: Stuart Walton

Club: Keighley & Craven Athletic Club

Where are you from?: Oakworth, Keighley

Age: 37

Occupation: Building Surveyor

How long have you been running?: Approx 1 year

How long have you been fell running?: Approx 1 year

Why fell running?: My son started running with athletics aged 8 and the fell races are a great introduction to racing for young children. I watched, gave it a go with the seniors and then caught the bug.

Favourite Race(s) why?: All of them.
I like the different races on offer throughout the year.

Greatest achievements (or disasters!): Greatest achievements - Finishing some of the races without falling.
Greatest Disaster - Falling mid race a number of times.

Do you follow a training programme?: No just get out when I can, where I can.

What is your weekly mileage?: !?

Who is your sporting hero / villain!: Pantani (Il Pirata) & Chiappucci (El Diablo)

Favourite food: Lamb & Gel Bars

Favourite drink: Red Wine & PSP.

Favourite shoes: Mizuno, Inov-8 & Walsh (I cannot decide).

Favourite piece of running kit: !? (You don't need much)

Favourite music / band: !?

Favourite movie / TV programme: 007.

Do you have any other hobbies?: Cycling (road).

Give us an interesting fact / something we wouldn't know about you!: I'm a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver

Complete the sentence: If I wasn't fell running I would be...: ...Fell walking.

Complete the sentence: I have never...: ...stopped trying.

Anything else you want to add?: It's much easier to fit training in for running races than cycle races.
We enjoy the family atmosphere and friendliness' of fell running all while set in fantastic locations on our doorstep.

Stuart Walton

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