‘Get to know’… Caroline Wood

Somewhere in a galaxy far far away.

Somewhere in a galaxy far far away.

Name: Caroline Wood

Role on committee: Club Secretary

 1.    When did you join Arena: Summer 2008

 2.    How long have you been running: jogging to keep fit for hillwalking since my
mid-20s.  Running seriously since 2008

 3.   Where did you grow up: Born in Surrey and lived in central Scotland from age of 9

 4.  What accomplishment are you most proud of: the two things of which I am  most proud are completing all the Munros (Scottish Mountains over 3000 ft ) and running for England Masters XC team in my 40s and 50s

 5.  What do you do for fun: Volunteering for the National Trust at Sheffield Park where my favourite job is going in the lake in waders to thin the lillies 

 6.  If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go: Pakistan – Karakoram

 7.   What was the last book you read: Running for the B Team – Mike Bannister

 8.  Name 3 (dead or alive) people you would like to have round for dinner: Jo Pavey, David Attenborough, Ernest Shackleton

 9.   Who is your sporting hero: Jo Pavey

 10. If you were a type of animal, what would you be and why: a gerbil.  Believe it or not they have great personalities

 11. If you could learn one random skill, what would you learn: to ring wild birds

 12. What’s the first thing you notice about people: their size

 13. What’s your biggest inspiration: a lovely sunrise and the dawning of a new day

 14. What would you say to your younger self: don’t sweat the small stuff

 15. What’s something most people don’t know about you: I’m colour blind

 16. What’s the one thing you can’t live without: cheese

 17. Shark diving, bungee jumping, or sky diving: None of them – life is exciting enough

 18. What is your favourite album ever:  The best of Spandau Ballet

 19. What drives you to do what you do: What motivates you: To be the best I can be 

 20. What’s your favourite word or phrase: Carpe diem (for those of us that don’t know the meaning – the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future).

Carline just loves the grass and mud.

Carline just loves the grass and mud.