PR Profile: Matt Wilde

Reason for joining PR?

To get fit and meet other people. I moved to the area in 2011 and barely know anyone locally. 

How long have you been at PR?

Since Jan 2018 when I enrolled on the Couch to 5k programme. I’ve been part of Penkridge Runners ever since. 

What do you enjoy most about PR?

The coaching team, the community, the good vibes, the positivity. And the sense of achievement after each session. 

What is your best achievement since joining PR?

These’s a couple. The improvement of my magic mile to almost a sub 7 minute and having the confidence to train and enter a half marathon. I’ve still not achieved the half marathon but it’s still my target to get it done by end of 2022. 

What is your Favourite session? Hands down it’s Magic Mile. With relays coming in a close second favourite. 

What is your Favourite meal? Chocolate and squashies aren’t a meal so I’d have to say anything that contains pasta. 

What is your Favourite drink? When I’m not running I always have a cup of coffee in my hand. 

What is your Favourite holiday destination? In the UK it’s the recent discovery of Jurassic Coastline, went there this year for first time and loved it. Abroad is a tough one, I’ve really enjoyed most places I’ve visited. 

What is your Favourite song or artist? This changes everyday and sometimes multiple times during the day. However it’s hard to beat Queen no matter what mood I’m in. 

What famous person past or present would you like to meet and why? I’d have to say Freddie Mercury. I’m too young to have seen him in person, he was great in Queen and I would of have loved to have seen them live.