Barry Crisp

Name: Barry Crisp

What is your occupation? Retired; Office business 8 years, psycho nurse 30 years

Running age group? 50-59

Do you have family? Three brothers James, Steve, Brian

How long have you been a Woody? since 1981 (except for 1 year)

Do you run on Tuesday night/TNT/Saturday morning? Occasionally

Why do you enjoy running? The social aspect. Took up the sport when I got to slow to play soccer and cricket in 1980

What is your favourite running distance/course/event and why? Doing the Bangkok Marathon in 2001. Started at the Grand palace at 3 am. The run was very scenic. Chatting with fellow participants during the event. It was light by 6am. Run that last 20 minutes in Daylight.

What has been your running highlight? Joining Woodstock

Any low lights (injury etc)? Taking the wrong turn when leading a pack run from 8 Km and being sidelined some months when hit by a motor bike in 04
What was the last race you went in and how did you go? Sydney Marathon Clinic last 23/5/2010, 10Km 48.30 (3rd M50)

Anything funny/unusual ever happened to you while you have been out running? Running in Scotland 1986 at Loch ness in the summertime but it was so cold the watered appeared frozen that’s why I didn’t encounter the monster.

What other sports/hobbies are you involved in? Gym, Aerobics, Artwork, traveling, surfing, like Phill Collins, prefer vintage movies and shows
Favourite food/beverage? Thai Food, Irish drinks be beware little green folk.

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be and why? Sir Les Patterson use his diplomatic knowledge to employ correct politics while overseas
Where would your ideal holiday be? I enjoy Thai culture and like bargaining and advantage to speak Thai

Favourite run:
The SMC half marathon 1987. Aim to run sub 75 min I stopped Fortunately at the Finish line in 74:56

One word that describes you: Persistence

If you are a Super hero, who will you be?
Austin Powers I’m in desperate need of more “mojo”

Thanks Barry for sharing! Your photo is evidence that fitness will make you forever young!! Editor

 

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