Member Profiles - Peter Lewis
Name: Peter Lewis
Club: Ilkley Harriers.
Where are you from?: Originally Wincanton, Somerset. Now Burley in Wharfedale.
Occupation: Pre-retirement coach/trainer (part-time).
How long have you been running?: 40 Years (54 if you count school cross-country).
How long have you been fell running?: 6 Years.
Why fell running?: The views, the camaraderie, the endorphins, plus a great way to keep fit without the negative impact of road running.
Favourite Race(s) why?: Burley Moor Run (local and I’ve run them all), Wharfedale Half Marathon (for the challenge).
Greatest achievements (or disasters!): In 2011 I helped to make A History of the World Special for BBC Radio 4, about my uncle Bryn Roberts’ time as a prisoner-of-war In 1981 I ran the 1st London Marathon two weeks after the birth of my first son.
Do you follow a training programme?: Haphazardly.
What is your weekly mileage?: Between 6 and 16.
Who is your sporting hero / villain!: Helene Whitaker. Also Richard Askwith who, by writing Feet in the Clouds, got me into all this.
Favourite food: Wharfedale Lamb chops.
Favourite drink: Post-race beer.
Favourite shoes: Inov-8.
Favourite piece of running kit: When it’s muddy, my Inov-8 Mudclaws enable me to overtake less well shod runners half my age.
Favourite music / band: Hendrix and Handel, Fleetwood Mac and the Beatles
Favourite movie / TV programme: Film: Draughtsman’s Contract; TV: Last Kingdom.
Do you have any other hobbies?: History especially pre-conquest Wessex, World War 2 and the Pilgrimage of Grace. Occasional mountaineering.
Give us an interesting fact / something we wouldn't know about you!:I volunteer as a guide at Fountains Abbey.
Complete the sentence: If I wasn't fell running I would be... ... Walking up hills in the Dales, the Lake District or Scotland.