British Open Fell Runners Association

Member Profiles - Sam (Watdog) Watson

Name: Sam Watson

Club: Wharfedale Harriers

Where are you from?: West Marton

Age: 24

Occupation: Mechanic

How long have you been running?: 15 years

How long have you been fell running?: 15 years

Why fell running?: Scenery, the people and to prevent me from becoming obese!

Favourite Race(s) why?: Ben Nevis - awesome race, and excellent weekend!!! Coniston gullies - insane route! Borrowdale fell race - tough lakeland classic.

Greatest achievements (or disasters!): Achievement - Ben Nevis U23 champion 2007 and 2008, BOFRA U23 champion and managing to complete Wasdale horseshoe without running off a cliff!! Disaster - Mt Kinabalu, in Malaysia! don't ask!! :-(

Do you follow a training programme?: Yes

What is your weekly mileage?: 35 miles

Who is your sporting hero / villain!: Hero - Lance Armstrong, Lionel Messi and Tommy Sedgewick! (first time you'll have heard them 3 in the same sentence). Villain - Owen 'Judas' Coyle and anybody who is associated with that team that play in blue and white!!!

Favourite food: Cakes!!! mmmmmm :-)

Favourite drink: Any type of alcohol normally goes down quite well, and Frijj milkshakes

Favourite shoes: Walsh PB racers

Favourite piece of running kit: What?

Favourite music / band: Oasis, Pink Floyd, Mumford and Son, Ellie Goulding and JAMES BLUNT! (The man's a genius)

Favourite movie / TV programme: The Guardian, Saving Private Ryan, Top gear

Do you have any other hobbies?: Cycling and Football

Give us an interesting fact / something we wouldn't know about you!:

Complete the sentence: If I wasn't fell running I would be... ...cycling, playing/watching football, chilling and generally being lazy!!.

Complete the sentence: I have never... ...won the lottery.

Sam Watson

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