PR Profile – Andy Jackson

PR Profile: Andy Jackson 

Reason for joining PR? I’d lived in the village for a while and fancied trying a running group rather than running up and down the A449 on my own! 

How long have you been at PR? Since January 2020.

What do you enjoy most about PR? A mixture of the people (who are incredibly friendly and supportive) and the varied sessions we do. 

What is your best achievement since joining PR? Sprinting 100m for the first time in 20 years during the Covid restricted sessions.

What is your Favourite session? Magic Mile or a long run session.

What is your Favourite meal? Fish and chips from the chippy.

What is your Favourite drink? Gin and tonic or a mojito.

What is your Favourite holiday destination? Abersoch.

What is your Favourite song or artist? Taylor Swift or Muse.

What famous person past or present would you like to meet and why? Jurgen Klopp – seems like a great fella and would be fascinating, as a massive football fan, to talk to.

PR Profile – Sally Day

PR Profile: Sally Day

Reason for joining PR?  

To get fit and meet new people. 

How long have you been at PR?

I tried a few sessions before I started the couch to 5k in January 2020.

What do you enjoy most about PR?

That it’s different every week. 

I like not knowing what to expect! 

What is your best achievement since joining PR?

Running 10k. Your training plan was brilliant during lockdown.

What is your Favourite session?

I like the magic mile or relay/team activities 

What is your Favourite meal?

Mums Sunday dinner

What is your Favourite drink?

At the moment it’s spiced rum or hot chocolate with Baileys 

What is your Favourite holiday destination?

The Scilly Isles

What is your Favourite song or artist?  This is really difficult I love music and so many artists 😩 I’ll go with Stereophonics, Dakota or Earth, Wind & Fire, September. All my friends know either of these will get me on the dance floor.

What famous person past or present would you like to meet and why? 

I’d like to go on a pub crawl with Oliver Reed, I think he’d have some great stories to tell and we’d make lots of new friends along the way!

PR Profile – Mark Cairns

PR Profile: Mark Cairns

Reason for joining PR? 

I saw how much Jim had shrunk. 

How long have you been at PR?

Since 2017

What do you enjoy most about PR?

It’s for all abilities and really friendly. 

What is your best achievement since joining PR?

Stafford half marathon 2018

What is your Favourite session? 

Indian file

If you could only eat one meal what would it be?

Faggots chips and peas.

What is your Favourite drink? Pussers rum

What is your Favourite holiday destination?

Beer in Devon or Barbados 

What is your Favourite song or artist? 

Born free by Matt Munro. 

What famous person past or present would you like to meet and why?

George Best, greatest footballer I’ve ever seen.

PR Profile – Joanne Hollinshead

PR Profile: Joanne Hollinshead 

Reason for joining PR? 

I’d been running socially with friends and really enjoyed it. I wanted to be able to run further with ease. 

How long have you been at PR?

October 2019 I think. I arrived on my own and never looked back. I’m a Wednesday only girl. 

What do you enjoy most about PR? 

Aside from the fact that it puts me out of my comfort zone every Wednesday, it’s the people. We are a proper, like minded, supportive community 

What is your best achievement since joining PR?

A half marathon at RunFestRun in August this year. I had never had a burning desire to do one, then I was in the right place, right time with a bucketful of PR self-belief plus confidence of a great running friend. 

What is your Favourite session?

Hard to say. I never know what to expect and am never disappointed. If I had to choose: Indian file or a relay. 

What is your Favourite meal? 

Fish, seafood and for a real treat with my daughter, oysters. 

What is your Favourite drink?

No hesitation – a Friday night G&T

What is your Favourite holiday destination?

Abersoch, North Wales. It’s like a second home. Full of happy family memories. 

What is your Favourite song or artist? 

For the present, it’s got to be Dakota or Mr Brightside. Songs that my friends and I sing out loud (and in my case badly). However, with friends from school still a big part of my life, I’m an 80’s girl at heart. Maybe Tainted Love or most of The Human League. 

What famous person past or present would you like to meet and why?

Possibly Elvis, though my lovely friend Sally Day and I might need to share the evening.

PR Profile – Ann Marie Skidmore

PR Profile: Ann Marie Skidmore 

Reason for joining PR? Realised when I said to my brother let’s do race the train in Tywyn he said Annmarie you can’t run to the end of the drive at our caravan. He was right! 🤣 & told me about PR & I’ve never looked back. 

How long have you been at PR? 

I joined January 2016 & straight away felt welcome & at ease. All Level of fitness ranges & everyone supports each other. 5 years on I have truly made some great friends & the banter everyone has at PR is great. 

What do you enjoy most about PR? 

Best thing I love about PR is the camaraderie. Each session is different & fun! 

What is your best achievement since joining? 

Gosh I have a few achievements I’m proud of… from achieving my first 5k to my first half marathon, then my first Marathon! I’d never thought I’d ever do a marathon. Thanks to Martins brilliant Training plan I followed to the T with my friend Maxine it’s was successful. 

What is your favourite session? Love Relays! 

If you could only eat one meal what would it be? Pizza

What is your favourite drink? Sav blanc COLD! 

What is your favourite holiday destination? 

The Caribbean (I’d say Wales but that’s like home😁).

What is your favourite artist or song? 

Il Divo – Amazing Grace when they preformed it in Rome with the Bag pipes – Awsome! 

What famous person would you like meet and why? 

Steve Cram & Zola Budd. 

I was lucky to meet Steve at the running show he was polite, I was star struck!

PR Profile – Chrissi Dewsbury

PR Profile:  Chrissi Dewsbury 

Reason for joining? 

I’d started running again properly in 2017, doing two half marathons but when I went back to work after having time off for maternity I found myself “too busy” to run.  When I moved to Penkridge later that year someone suggested PR to me and so I thought it would be a great way to get back into the running and also make some local friends.

How long have you been coming to PR?

I started in 2020 just after the first lockdown was lifted.

What do you enjoy the most about PR? 

The variety, the focus on stamina training and the fact that you can work as hard or as little as you want without being judged.  Sometimes I turn up and want to chat more than push myself but that’s what makes it so much fun.

What is your best achievement since joining? 

Doing my third half marathon this year.

What is your favourite session? I enjoy the hills the most and sprint sessions but to be honest I enjoy all of it.

What is your favourite meal? 

A Sunday roast dinner with all the trimmings.

What is your Favourite drink? Champagne and Budweiser are probably my favourite drinks but I do like a variety.

What is your favourite holiday destination? 

The Caribbean – Jamaica so far but I haven’t been to all of them.  I’ve always wanted to go to Aruba though.

What is your Favourite song or artist? 

I love all sorts of genres but Ed Sheran is one of my faves and I do love a bit of Oasis.

What famous person would you like to meet? 

Harry Rednapp – I’d love to have a night out with him, we would have good banter.

PR Profile – Kirsty Fullwood

PR Profile: Kirsty Fullwood 

Reason I joined PR? 

After completing the Chasewater Easter egg 10k I couldn’t get motivated. So I needed a kick up the backside.

How long have you been at PR? 

I joined in April 2019.

What do you enjoy most about PR? 

It doesn’t matter if you’ve run ultra marathons or the Penkridge fun run, everyone is treated the same. It is about your own personal journey.

What is your best achievement since joining? 

Getting a PB on the magic mile. Although now I realise I should’ve started slow as I can’t beat it! 

What is your favourite session? The relays as you encourage and push each other even more.

What is your favourite meal? 

I love pasta or salt and pepper crispy chicken from the chinese.

What is your favourite drink? 

I should say wine or a G and T but I’m a cider drinker at heart.

What is your favourite holiday destination? 

It has to be Paris, but preferably without 100 school pupils in tow.

Who is your favourite artist or sing?  Ed Sheeran is my favourite artist but Walking on sunshine by KC and the sunshine band is my favourite song. It was on my first car mix tape (showing my age there 🤣)

What famous person would you like to meet and why?  Jürgen Klopp – we could chat about Liverpool FC in my dodgy German. Plus, he seems such a positive person.

PR Profile – Gerry Quinn

PR Profile: Gerry Quinn

Reason for joining PR? 

After a 5yr lay off from running I needed a kick up the backside to get going again. 

When did you join? 

Jan 2019 in the couch to 5k.

What do you like most about PR? Everything.

What is your best achievement since joining? 

I haven’t ran many competitive races but I have done the 10k GP training plan which I thoroughly enjoyed, looking forward to the next one so I can break 50mins. 

What is your favourite session? So many fantastic sessions  but Indian file is my favourite. 

What is your favourite meal? I could eat a roast dinner everyday of the week. 

What is your favourite drink? Irish whiskey. 

What is your favourite holiday destination? 

Viva la Mexico.

Who is your favourite artist or song? Terence Trent Darby – Holding on to you.

What famous person would you like to meet and why? 

I would have loved to go for a beer with Charles Bukowski  so we could put the worlds to right .

PR Profile – Lucy Wellsbury

PR Profile: Lucy Wellsbury 

Reason for joining PR? 

I had been running for about 5 years on my own and was encouraged to join PR by two current members.

How long have you been at PR?

I have been at PR for 2 years, I joined October 2019

What do you enjoy most about PR? 

I love the people, the laughs and the encouragement at PR

What is your best achievement since joining? 

My best achievement since joining PR is completing The Great North Run, my first (and only) half marathon 🤣

What is your favourite session? I enjoy all the sessions that don’t consist of running up hills! 

What is your favourite food? My favourite meal is a roast beef dinner. 

What is your favourite drink? My favourite hot drink is a cup of tea and cold drink is Cider. 

What is your favourite holiday destination? 

I love Cornwall. 

What is your favourite song or artist? 

Mr Brightside by The Killers. 

What famous person would you like to meet and why? 

I would like to meet Elvis Presley and go to one of his concerts.

PR Profile – Claire Brindley

PR Profile: Claire Brindley 

Reason for joining PR? 

I was running miles but not really training so wanted to add that push to my weekly sessions

How long have you been at PR?  

I think it’s 2 years now.

What do you enjoy most about PR? 

That I work harder than I would in my own.  I’m a bit of a loner but do like listening to the banter between other members.

What is your best achievement since joining PR? 

Not much really.  I haven’t done any races etc because of the situation and my weekly milage has reduced but I’ve signed up for two events next year so watch this space 🤣

What is your Favourite season? 

Autumn.  I don’t run well in the summer but I get my mojo back in Autumn.  Brisk morning nip in the air, bostin’

What is your Favourite meal? Egg, chips and peas with ketchup.  Reminds me of my nanny.

What is your Favourite drink? Single Malt Whisky 

What is your Favourite holiday destination?  

Wales I love the place.  Snowdonia, cold water lakes, mountains and the sea.  What more could you want.

What is your Favourite song or artist? 

Dreadzone love them.  Best live music

What famous person past or present would you like to meet and why?  

Catherine Parr was lead by duty to her country and her faith.  She was a feminist in her time but walked the line more carefully than others before her.  Would love a chat 🤣