Adrian Shaw


Where are you from and where do you live now?

I was born in Stalybridge in Cheshire,now living in Glossop in Derbyshire – not too far from Manchester

How are you enjoying the group?

The group is fantastic, great friendly support, advice and encouragement. It’s also good to share your thoughts,experiences and achievements with fellow runners

When you’re not running what’s your day job?

I’m a time served carpenter and joiner of 30 years experience, but I currently work at my wife’s bakery and sandwich business

Have you ever lied to your boss to get out of work, if so what was the lie?

Currently that would be a bit tricky as my wife is the boss! I’ve had my share of sickies in the past and made up hospital appointments!

What are your 216 running goals?

I’ve already achieved one running goal this year – completing the Manchester marathon. I’m aiming for two pb’s this year at 10k and half marathon distance

If you could be any age for a week, what would it be?

Maybe I’d go back to my late teens – so many good times and lot’s of things to discover

If you were given one last meal, what would it be?

Id choose fish and chips – done properly you can’t get better,but in paper and has to be cod – not the substitutes that some chippys serve up these days!

What’s the difference between jogging and running?

Not sure if there is a difference between jogging and running – is it not just 2 words to describe the same thing? I prefer to call it running

If you don’t pay your exorcist, will you get repossessed?

My exorcist would need to be a quick runner!

Finally, any tips for running and for the rest of our members?

Don’t set off too quick, keep a steady pace, don’t over hydrate, don’t overdo it – know your limits. Above all else, enjoy yourself!




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