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Name: Ian Nixon
Club: Pudsey & Bramley
Where are you from?: Bradford. Originally from Southampton
Occupation: Store Manager at Up&Running
How long have you been running?: 13 Years
How long have you been fell running?: 7 Years
Why fell running?: I love flying downhill in a slightly uncontrolled manner, I enjoy the friendly atmosphere at races and the camaraderie between fellow athletes.
Favourite Race(s) why?: Kilnsey Show - the pre-race hype about how to tackle the chimney, the kamikaze descent which is over before you know it and the lively show.
Greatest achievements (or disasters!): Finishing 2nd at Muker Show in 2009, having arrived at the show 5 minutes before the race started.
Do you follow a training programme?: A typical XC runners programme - Need to do more on the fells
What is your weekly mileage?: About 60-70 miles per week, mainly on local footpaths and roads
Who is your sporting hero / villain!: Matthew LeTissier. (I'm a big Southampton fan!).
Favourite food: Pizza, with lots of meat on it.
Favourite drink: Copper Dragon's Golden Pippin
Favourite shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 212
Favourite piece of running kit: Garmin 405
Favourite music / band: U2, Foo fighters
Favourite movie / TV programme: I'm a closet Harry Potter fan (not any more you're not!..Ed).
Do you have any other hobbies?: Orienteering and Mountain Biking
Give us an interesting fact / something we wouldn't know about you!: I have raced in 15 different countries outside the UK.
Complete the sentence: If I wasn't fell running I would be... ...geeking over results from races.
Complete the sentence: I have never... ...raced at Burnsall; something I aim to change this year.