For this week’s chosen club member we are joined by Juliet Fine. I feel I should say that Juliet is fairly new to running but can’t decide if 3 years is fairly new or a seasoned pro at it now. Juliet came to Brighton in 2000 which is when she met her partner Andy Clark who is also an Arena member so keeping it all in the family. They have two daughters, who are fourteen and eleven. Juliet is a primary school teacher and loves her job, teaching the kids and watching them grow. For ten years Juliet was an avid gym member and did all sorts of aerobic classes. She did however see the light and has now completely switched to running. She run’s with Andy and it’s enjoys having that shared interest which gets them both out doing something together. Juliet is another of our Arena athletes who has good steady progression since joining Arena and is another good Arena example of decent coaching and working hard does pay off. Now let’s see what this lady is all about.
Name: Juliet Fine
1. When and why did you join Arena:
October 2016, my friend Jim Watson persuaded me it was good idea.
2. How long have you been running:
I started to run regularly when I started doing the Park Run in January 2015.
3. Where did you grow up:
I was born in Croydon and lived there until I was eight, then we moved to Milton Keynes.
4. What was the last thing you ate:
I have just had a delicious fish platter with smoked salmon, mackerel, prawns, crusty bread and white wine. Yum Yum!
5. Where’s your favourite hangout place:
I like to veg out at home mainly. But any cosy pub or equally a mellow beach bar holds plenty of appeal.
6. What’s your biggest inspiration:
I love to be outdoors. I like nature, being in the woods or going on walks or running of course.
7. If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be:
I am a big fan of breakfast. Ideally some fruit, perhaps a fruit salad to start, followed by proper brown bread – toasted with Marmite and a nice cup of coffee, but I do love tea also so I would like the option to have tea and maybe scrambled eggs.
8. What 1 thing would you take with you on a deserted island:
Bear Grylls! If that’s too corny then a radio.
9. Who is your sporting hero:
I was a big Boris Becker fan when I was a teenager. More recently I really admire Kelly Holmes.
10. Which are your favourite smells:
Coffee, a summer meadow – cut grass – not cow pats! And probably orange zest or something similar.
11. Is there anything you hope to achieve in the next 5 years:
I’d like to give climbing a go and build up my upper body strength so I can do at least five pull-ups!
12. What makes you happy:
Having a good laugh with my friends and family, usually with good food and wine. Otherwise being outdoors, beautiful landscapes.
13. What’s your all-time favourite film:
Blade Runner, or more recently ‘The Red Turtle’.
14. What is your motto in life:
My university motto was ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’. I quite go along with that. Get out there and give it a try.
15. What’s something we don’t know about you:
I am learning to play the guitar and I have been having lessons for about a year now.
16. What’s the one thing you can’t live without:
17. Describe your childhood days:
Easy going, a lot of freedom. Bike rides, swimming in the river, playing out with my friends.
18. Why do you run:
For fitness, to clear my mind.
19. First celebrity crush:
Morten Harket from A-Ha.
20. Name 3 (dead or alive and non-family) people you would like to have round for dinner:
David Attenborough or Charles Darwin.
Our biggest thanks to Juliet for herQ&A’s this week and we hope that you feel that you have now got to know Juliet a little better. Check back next Wednesday for another set of Q&A’s with our chosen club member.