PR Profile – Jamie Graham

PR Profile: Jamie Graham

Reason for joining PR?
To get fitter over the longer distances.

How long have you been at PR?
I have been at PR for 6 years but have trained with coach on & off for 18 years.

What do you enjoy most about PR?
Making new friends

What is your best achievement since joining PR?
Gaining a new PB at the London marathon.

What is your Favourite session?
Magic Mile

What is your Favourite meal?
Vegetable curry

What is your Favourite drink?
Polish Vodka

What is your Favourite holiday destination?
Italy

PR Profile – Karen Barrett

PR Profile: Karen Barrett

Reason for joining PR?
My daughter and son-in-law had been married for a couple of years and I began to feel that babies were on the horizon. I just knew I needed to get fit enough to play with any grandchildren, so when I saw the posters around the village I thought “Right, it’s now or never!” Great timing as the week after I joined, they announced they were expecting!!!

How long have you been at PR?
I joined in January 2015, not long after PR was formed. 12 people at a session was a great turn out then!

What do you enjoy most about PR?
Easy answer – the camerarderie! I’ve met some fabulously awesome people through PR!

Best achievement since joining PR?
Getting fit enough to do the MacMillan Mighty Hike (walking 27 miles across the Peak District) and running in the iconic Blaydon Race. Standing in Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne singing the song with thousands of others was a spine-tingling moment I will treasure!

Favourite session?
Relays every time!
Can’t walk for two days after though because I love to go for it!

Favourite meal?
at home, daughter No 2’s Teriyaki Chicken and out is anything at The Oakley in Brewood.
Favourite Drink?
I would just die without tea (Yorkshire) and G&T. In separate vessels, obvs! 😂

Favourite Holiday Destination? Menorca but, realistically, anywhere in the world if it’s with my wonderful Famalam!

PR Profile – Sally Horton

PR Profile: Sally Horton

Reason for joining PR?
To try something different after running solo or with Ruth for a few years.

How long have you been at PR?
Not entirely sure, 4 years maybe, time flies when you’re having fun!

What do you enjoy most about PR?
The laughs, mainly at Horty!!

Best achievement since joining PR?
Keeping it up!! Not done many races because I had disc problems and injuries, but I definitely think I enjoy running more now.

Favourite session?
Anything that involves team work like relays or Indian file.

Favourite meal?
Anything with fish.

Favourite drink?
A cold pint of lager after a sweaty session at PR.

Favourite holiday destination? Always Cornwall in this country but love Italy too (probably not a popular choice after the Euros!)

PR Profile – Dave Horton

PR Profile: Dave Horton

Reason for joining PR?
I joined as i had been running locally around Brewood, Sal had already joined and said how good it was… so i felt inspired to join. I thought it would help me improve, but also give me better routine and focus, which would provide a distraction from work and other day to day pressures….

How long have you been at PR?
I think i joined about 4 years ago.

What do you enjoy most about PR?
I really enjoy meeting people, i think the group is great and really supportive of each other. I think i have improved over the last couple of years in my running, and the team spirit has really helped achieve that. So thank you to the group. Through lockdown I think it has brought the group closer together. All of the different sessions are great and i never walk away at the end of session thinking I have not enjoyed it.

What is your best achievement since joining PR?
I think my running confidence has grown dramatically, feeling more comfortable in races I have entered. To be fair getting the odd runner of the week and Wednesday warrior has helped keep me motivated……

What is your Favourite session?
I like Indian File, Fartlek, and the Magic Mile.

What is your Favourite meal?
Anything Sal cooks to be fair…. I am so lucky and looked after, followed by Chicken Tikka, Dupiaza Madras hot (but not at the same time).

What is your Favourite drink?
Korev lager.

What is your Favourite holiday destination?
There are a couple, Thassos in Greece, Padstow & St Mawes in Cornwall. Favourite family fun is Center Parcs.

PR Profile – Becky Lycett

PR PROFILE: Becky Lycett

Reason for joining PR?
I had never been a runner before joining PR, but I wanted to get fit after having 2 children, and I thought it sounded like a great way to do so.

How long have you been at PR?
I started in January 2015, I had my 3rd baby in 2019 so had a break then and returned after in 2020 🙂

What do you enjoy most about PR?
I really enjoy being outdoors getting fit, I love the team spirit of everyone there, and most of all the friendships that I have made 🙂

What is your best achievement since joining PR?
I will always be amazed I have completed any races, but running a 10k non stop, running the Birmingham half marathon and being given the Coaches award in 2016 🏆 are my greatest achievements!

What is your Favourite session?
I like so many of them! But I like the relays and the sessions with a lot of variety in them

What is your Favourite meal?
A posh burger 🍔 and chips 🍟

What is your Favourite drink?
Coffee, orange squash or the very occasional Prosecco

What is your Favourite holiday destination?
I love Devon and Cornwall, but I would love to go back to Hawaii where I went on honeymoon!

PR Profile – Adrian Haynes

PR PROFILE – Adrian Haynes

Reason for joining PR?
After a recent upheaval in my personal and professional life I had a lot of time on my hands and was looking for something positive to apply my time towards.

How long have you been at PR?
Since March 2015

What do you enjoy most about PR?
The muscle memory is certainly a great aspect, if you take time off you can build yourself back up relatively quickly.

What is your best achievement since joining?
Only one 5K, I’m not a distance runner, I prefer the interval sessions.

What is your favourite session?
Rabbit Run

What is your favourite meal?
Pizza

What is your favourite drink?
REIGN Total Body Fuel (Razzle Berry)

What is your favourite holiday destination?
Newquay, Cornwall
(Cork, Ireland a close second)

PR Profile – Marie Marshall

PR Profile: Marie Marshall

Reason for joining PR?
After having two children, I decided I didn’t want to be a plump Mother! I also wanted some head space away from the kids and to push myself and get fit so I could run and play with the kids without feeling like I was going to have a heart attack. I wanted a club I could do easily access in Penkridge and also take up a hobby I could get into anytime I liked from home. Penkridge Runners was the obvious choice 😀

How long have you been at PR? Since January 2015.

What do you enjoy most about PR?
The social aspect of chatting to others and getting to know new people. I’ve met two of my best friends Leah and Becky through joining PR. I enjoy feeling fit and healthy and pushing myself.

What is your best achievement since joining PR?
I’ve completed three half marathons and recently got a 10k PB.

What is your Favourite session?
I like the continuous running sessions the most as a long slow continuous run is where I feel the most comfortable but I like the mix up of each session and how it makes you do the best you can, doing running that you just wouldn’t do on your own like hills or relays.

What is your Favourite meal? Pizza

What is your Favourite drink? Coffee/Cider/Shandy or Single Malt Whiskey

What is your Favourite holiday destination?
I got married in Barbados which was fabulous, San Francisco was beautiful and Greek islands are just gorgeous.

PR Profile – Shaun Preece

PR Profile: Shaun Preece

Reason for joining PR?
To support my partner Paula

How long have you been at PR? Joined in December 2014

What do you enjoy most about PR?
Meeting people and the team spirit.


What is your best achievement since joining PR? Completing the Chase half marathons

What is your Favourite session? Magic mile

What is your Favourite meal? I just love food in general

What is your Favourite drink?
Guinness


What is your Favourite holiday destination?Scotland

PR Profile – Maxine Williamson

PR Profile: Maxine Williamson

Reason for joining PR?
I joined PR to get fitter and healthier. I was an ex-smoker and couldn’t run for the bus 😆

How long have you been at PR?
I joined PR in January 2016 after seeing a few friends giving it go.

What do you enjoy most about PR?
I enjoy the camaraderie and rapport in the group. The friendliness and support is immense and it matters not if you can run like the wind or in my case plod along like a snail, we are all welcome

What is your best achievement since joining PR?
I was proud, humbled and honoured to be voted most improved female two years running at PR … i’m very proud to have run and finished two Marathons and 14 half marathons so far 😉 ..I also felt very proud when we did our charity fundraising day, everyone worked so hard together to make it happen and it was just a brilliant day for us all .

My favourite session…
Is Indian file running, i like the working as a team element of that.

Favourite meal …
Lasagne or Vegtable Biryani

My favourite Drink..
A bottle of Bud or a cup of tea ( rock n roll )

Favourite Holiday…
Marazion Cornwall

PR Profile – Simon Howarth

PR Profile: Simon Howarth

Reason for joining PR?
I joined because I got fed up with running on my own but have kept coming back because of the people. It’s been great for keeping me healthy and (hopefully) sane

How long have you been at PR?
Just over 5 years – I joined in April 2016

What do you enjoy most about PR?
The people I’ve met and the variety of the sessions (it always amazes me how running can be kept interesting)

What is your best achievement since joining PR?
Completing the Birmingham marathon, however even though I did it…. never again 😆

What is your Favourite session?
I like the sessions down the canal and Woodbank as well as the Magic Mile

What is your Favourite meal?
Always a takeaway – probably a Chinese

What is your Favourite drink?
A cup of tea (and a sit down)

What is your Favourite holiday destination?
Italy