PR Profile: Michael Parkin 

Reason for joining PR?

My wife, Kathy, was already a member and she persuaded me to give it a try. I am so pleased that she did.

How long have you been at PR?

Just over two years. I came along to the first Wednesday evening session in August 2019.

What do you enjoy most about PR?

The friendly and genuinely supportive atmosphere from everyone involved. Also, the variety of the sessions; no two weeks are ever quite the same.

What is your best achievement since joining PR?

It’s been over 25 years since I last entered a running race but, encouraged by other PR runners, I recently completed the Cathedral to Castle 10 miler. However, my best achievement since joining PR is to re-discover the enjoyment of running with other people.

What is your favourite session?

Anything involving teamwork, such as relays, Indian File, etc.

What is your favourite meal?

Kathy’s cottage pie accompanied by home-grown veg.!

What is your favourite drink?

Any draught real ale… Golden Glow, Three Tuns XXX…. it’s a long list!

What is your favourite holiday destination?

The Austrian Alps.

What is your favourite song or artist?

I listen to a wide range of music, but Bruce Springsteen is always in the mix.

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

Richie McCaw, New Zealand Rugby Union captain.  He played 148 times for the All Blacks (most of them as their captain)won two World Cups and  is widely regarded as one of the best players ever. Hopefully, he would have some fascinating tales to tell.