Get to Know…Louise Payne

Andy Payne hasn't changed much.

Andy Payne hasn’t changed much.

This week we are joined by the perfect human metronome who goes by the name of Louise Payne. If you ever need perfect pacing around the track or in a race then look no further than Louise. One of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet so ladies and gentlemen for this week’s Q&A’s lets delve into the world of Mrs Payne.

Name: Louise Payne

1. When and why did you join Arena:
I think I joined in 2009, Jenny Hughes suggested it and I had the ulterior motive of seeing more of Andy (It must have worked as he married me!).

2. How long have you been running:
Around 11 years.

3. Where did you grow up:
Horley, Surrey.

4. What was the last thing you ate: 
A bakewell tart.

5. Where’s your favourite hangout place:
Sea Lane Café in Goring.

 6. What’s your biggest inspiration: 
You can achieve anything as long as you believe in yourself.

7. If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be:
Goats cheese salad.

8. What 1 thing would you take with you on a deserted island: 
Anti wrinkle cream.

9. Who is your sporting hero:
Jessica Ennis Hill.

10. Which are your favourite smells: 
Cakes baking, clean washing on the line and babies.

11. Is there anything you hope to achieve in the next 5 years:
To gain an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted inspection in Early Years – boring I know – sorry!

12. What makes you happy:
When others around me are happy and smiling.

13. What’s your all-time favourite film:
Rain Man.

14. What is your motto in life:
I always say to my daughters ‘Be nice to people and they will be nice to you.

15. What’s something we don’t know about you:
I faint at the sight of blood so don’t rely on me as a medical marshal. Last faint was watching ‘Call the Midwife’ which has now been banned!

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

17. Describe your childhood days: 
Happy, secure, carefree and privileged.

18. Why do you run:  
To keep fit, to feel good and to avoid breaking the bathroom scales.

19. First celebrity crush:
Peter Noone from Hermans Hermits.

20. Name 3 (dead or alive) people you would like to have round for dinner:
Mark Cavendish, Nigel Havers and Pam Ferris.

Our biggest thanks to Louise for taking time out for her Q&A’s and we hope that you now have a bit more of an insight in to Louise’s world. Check back next Wednesday for another set of Q&A’s with our chosen club member.