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Member Profiles - Denis Wood

Name: Denis Wood

Club: Borrowdale

Where are you from?: A small planet in a far-away galaxy called STAFFORD

Age: 68

Occupation: Having a good time - What else?

How long have you been running?: Too long!

How long have you been fell running?: Too long, too!

Why fell running?: One has to do something and anyway, one meets a better class of lunatic, doesn't one.

Favourite Race(s) why?: Coniston Gullies it's very short and very silly
The Lake District mountain trail.

Greatest achievements (or disasters!): Runners-up medal, English championships V40 Team. Borrowdale 2010

Do you follow a training programme?: A what?

What is your weekly mileage?: No idea, I tend to go out for time.

Who is your sporting hero / villain!: Hero: Bobby Moore for grace under pressure
Villain: Imran Khan for cheating.

Favourite food: Italian

Favourite drink: Don't be silly!

Favourite shoes: Jimmy Choo / Gucci / Walsh.

Favourite piece of running kit: the dry clothing in the car!

Favourite music / band: italian opera - Berlin Philharmonic.

Favourite movie / TV programme: TV, don't watch enough. Movie: Zulu; with a good sound system.

Do you have any other hobbies?: Having a good time.

Give us an interesting fact / something we wouldn't know about you!: 3 months in HMP Stafford 1966. Working (honest)

Complete the sentence: If I wasn't fell running I would be...: ...pain free and rich.

Complete the sentence: I have never...: ...filled in one of these surveys before.

Anything else you want to add?: The day I stop having a good time is the day I'll go to Switzerland!!

Denis Wood

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