British Open Fell Runners Association

Member Profiles - Luke Appleyard

Name: Luke Appleyard

Club: Wharfedale

Where are you from?: Horsforth

Age: 31

Occupation: Electrical Engineer

How long have you been running?: On and off since primary school

How long have you been fell running?: First race was Ingleborough 2009

Why fell running?: The difficulty factor and the racing scene

Favourite Race(s) why?: Coledale Horseshoe- tough, Any gala or fete race- atmosphere

Greatest achievements (or disasters!): Disaster - ongoing Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) problem. Not achieved a great deal as yet

Do you follow a training programme?: No

What is your weekly mileage?: Limited to 8-10 miles

Who is your sporting hero / villain!: Hero- Robert Hooke. Villain- Isaac Newton

Favourite food: Sunday roast

Favourite drink: Samuel Smith's Alpine Lager

Favourite shoes: Walsh PB

Favourite piece of running kit: Acme Tornado Howler Whistle

Favourite music / band: Progressive Trance - Paul Oakenfold. Old school hard house- Tony De Vit/Danny Rampling

Favourite movie / TV programme: Family Guy, Simpsons and The Weather.

Do you have any other hobbies?: Trout fishing / Lead mining

Give us an interesting fact / something we wouldn't know about you!: I used to DJ in the underground hard house scene in Leeds

Complete the sentence: If I wasn't fell running I would be... ...miserable probably

Complete the sentence: I have never... ...liked sunny holidays abroad by sandy beaches. Give me a sopping wet fishing weekend in Cumbria any day..

Anything else you want to add?: No to metrication!

Luke Appleyard

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