‘Get to know’…Graham Shorter

Tracking time as well as figures.

Tracking time as well as figures.

Name: Graham Shorter

Role on committee: Treasurer

1. When did you join Arena: I didn’t know it was coming apart (1989)

2. Why did you choose Arena: No one else would have me.

3. How long have you been running: Flatterer, I’d hardly call it running.

4. What got you started:  Jump leads

5. Isn’t running boring:  Only when you have to go round the track more than once.

6. What was the best advice you have ever been given: Give up.

7. What is your biggest accomplishment in your life sporting or non: First sub 3 hour marathon, ad being married for 36 years oh and going sub 70 for first time in golf.

8. Who is your sporting hero: Bob Page

9. What’s your running song: I would walk 500 miles (in my dreams)

10. What’s your favourite piece of running kit: The old trainers that I threw away not all that long ago. we’d been through a lot together

11. If you didn’t run what else would you be doing: Snoring

12. What’s your biggest inspiration: Bob Page

13. What would you say to your younger self: Don’t do it

14. What’s your favourite place on earth: Withdean on a cold, wet, windy Monday night.

15. What’s the one thing you can’t live without: Food, I adore it!

16. What’s your favourite food: Difficult this, either Mr Whippy ice cream or Banoffee pie (or both together)

17. What’s the greatest invention ever: Food

18. What would be your dream sandwich: Bacon, egg, sausage, onion

19. What’s your favourite word or phrase: That’s tonight’s session finished

20. Anything else you’d like to share: Not my food, that’s for sure