‘Get to Know’…Mark Stephenson

Mark is way to relaxed in his running style.

Mark is way to relaxed in his running style.

Name: Mark Stephenson

Role on committee: General helper to Caroline, Bob, and Steve and organiser of Sussex road relay and the weakest link race.

 1. When did you join Arena:
2008

2. How long have you been running:
since I joined Arena but a lot of jogging around the block before then

3. Where did you grow up:
Hove

4. Do you like chocolate and if so what’s your favourite:
I prefer real ale

5. Apart from running what else do you do with your free time:
Walking (met Caroline trekking in Wadi Rum, Jordan), Gardening, supporting the Albion

6. What music are you listening to at the moment: 
The Undertones

7.  Tell me about something you would happily do again:
Have another beer

8. What website do you visit the most: 
At present Chichester Peregrines’ live link

9. Who is your sporting hero:
C B Fry but in modern times Paula Radcliffe (heroine)

10. Tell me about someone you really admire:
Roy Taylor (Portslade Hedgehoppers) If I get to his age I would love to be as mentally and physically active as him.

11. Have you anything on your bucket list that you still want to do:
Travelling (when I pack up work)

12. What makes you happy:
Running over the Downs early on a Spring morning

13. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go:
New Zealand / Antarctica

14. Name 3 people (dead or alive) you would like to sit in a pub with:
Ernest Shackleton, David Lloyd George, and Queen Boadicea

15. Tell us something we don’t know about you:
I won a beautiful baby competition

16. How often do you check your phone:
Never

17. What is your biggest accomplishment in your life sporting or non: 
Running across Scotland

18. What gives you a buzz:
Doing a job well

19. If you didn’t run what other sport would you like to have done:
Rowing. I also played football for many years and worked out that I must have played against Bob

20. What’s the last concert or gig that you went to:
Caroline dragged me to see Tony Hadley but out of my choice The Brighton Beach Boys

My thanks to Mark Stephenson for this week’s ‘Get to know’.. Q&A’s. We will have another club member next Wednesday.