Member profile - Paul James

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As Wales beat Turkey today it’s only fitting that the focus falls on our token Welshman Paul James Tiling.


1. Please introduce yourself.


Paul James I've been living in Brentwood for 23yrs having moved from Wales and joined BRC or trotters as it was known then about 13yrs ago.


2. What events, if any do you have coming up?


No events scheduled, just glad to be out running the streets, having had one or two injuries.


3. What does running mean to you?


Running is a way of unwinding and having a chat with fellow runners.


4. What is your best BRC memory?


My best BRC memory is running leg nine of the Essex way having been in Hong Kong for three weeks, and being told I was running for A team.


I went out faster than I would normally and my lace became undone. The bloke behind kept telling me it was undone but I told him I didn't want him overtaking me.


He said he would wait, and he did.

Then we carried on racing, plus I got in before him.

Jonny Barker was asking in the pub afterwards who the hell was running leg nine, they only came in 19th, nearly killed me!


5. What is your proudest running moment?


getting over the finishing line at the London marathon after a few injuries.


I ran with a friend and we helped eachother around.


6. What is the best bit of running advice you can give or have been given?


Best bit of advice I could give is; listen to your body as those little niggles become long term injuries and enjoy the battle's with yourself to get the PB.


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