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Member Profiles - Jez Hellewell

Name: Jez Hellewell

Club: Ilkley Harriers

Where are you from?: Burley-in-Wharfedale

Age: 39

Occupation: Sports Assistant at a college

How long have you been running?: 7 years

How long have you been fell running?: 7 years

Why fell running?: The isolation, the peace & quiet, views, clean air and the challenge!

Favourite Race(s) why?:

  • The Wharfedale off-road marathon - stunning scenery
  • The 3 Peaks - Great Atmosphere
  • BOFRA Kettlewell - for the river crossing (my son loves it!)

Greatest achievements (or disasters!): Coming 4th in the Wharfedale off road marathon and doing sub 4 hours in the 2011 3 peaks (3:59:23)!!

Do you follow a training programme?: No

What is your weekly mileage?: 30ish miles

Who is your sporting hero / villain!: Hero - Ian Holmes (still going strong in his mid 40's. Villain - Eric Cantona (Leeds to Man Utd!!)

Favourite food: Turkey mince chilli con carne and sweet potato

Favourite drink: Red Wine

Favourite shoes: Inov8 Roclite 312 (long), X-Talon 212 (shorter)

Favourite piece of running kit: Garmin 405 watch

Favourite music / band: Indie/Guitar music - Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young

Favourite movie / TV programme: Film - Stand by me, TV - Masterchef

Do you have any other hobbies?: Music, Red Wine

Give us an interesting fact / something we wouldn't know about you!: I can whistle twice at the same time

Complete the sentence: If I wasn't fell running I would be... ...thinking about my next fell run.

Complete the sentence: I have never... ...had to drop out of a race.....yet! (why did I put that?).

Anything else you want to add?: Keep up the good work BOFRA!

Jez Hellewell

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