Prestatyn Running Club
Proffeil Aelod / Member Profile
NAME : Mike Doolan
PLACE OF BIRTH :Middleton, Manchester (so I believe)
YEAR STARTED RUNNING :1979 (although I ran for my school and county way
back in the 60’s)
HOW LONG BEEN A P.R.C MEMBER : 5 years, when I moved down here
RACE HISTORY: P.B's, YEAR and EVENT ACHIEVED
5km: 16.53 Rochdale 1989
BEST MOMENT IN RUNNING: Finishing the Tour of Tameside billed as the toughest challenge in British Athletics.
SPORTING HERO/HEROINE : Steve Jones, Steve Cram, Paula Radcliffe
OTHER SPORTS ENJOYED : Oldham Athletic Football Club and Oldham Rugby League.
WHAT I WOULD WISH FOR PRC CLUB : Always friendly, and seeing more and more younger ones joining and taking part.
FAVOURITE RACE:Manchester to Blackpool Relays, Leg 8, Tour of Tameside, Ballycotton 10 miler Ireland.
HARDEST RACE: Trailblazer 7 mile Halifax and Murder Mile and Manic Mile also Halifax. Manic Mile being over before you’ve bunked down very steep hill with hairpin bends.
FAVOURITE DISTANCE : 10 mile and half marathon (now 10 metres)
FAVOURITE SPORTING MOMENTS: Watching Oldham in the League Cup final at Wembley. Winning the Ashes. Going to watch the Barcelona Olympics in 1992
PLACES YOU'D LIKE TO RUN: Out of my front door at the moment(no seriously Toronto Half Marathon and Jersey Half Marathon)
FAV FAVOURITE T.V : Sporting events, the Two Ronnies, nature programmes. Reality shows a no no.
FAV FAVOURITE ACTOR : Anthony Hopkins
FAVOURITE ACTRESS : Sandra Bullock
FAVOURITE SINGER/GROUP: Searchers, Queen, Texas, The Who, Killers (Too many to mention)
FAVOURITE SCHOOL SUBJECT : Maths/ P.E
CRAZY MOMENTS: Too many to mention, but loosing a shoe on the old cobbles at the London Marathon when thecarpet came away and trying to retrieve it! And when David Beckham walked in my business to buy a bike from me for Brooklyn!
FAVOURITE QUOTE : “When the gun goes off just run like hell”(the track coach at Oldham & Royton)
RINGTONE ON MY MOBILE PHONE: Don’t know, it never rings
FAVOURITE FOOD: got to be Italian and Indian, also the chippy now and again.
FAVOURITE CAR: gotto be the one in front but any that gets me from A to B quick and in comfort.
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY: America, Canada and Italy
FAVOURITE PLACES: used to be the top of the World Trade Centre, but now Niagara Falls.
REGRETS: None really, but too much mileage over the last 30 years has taken its toll on the old joints a bit, and not
breaking the hour on the track for 10 miler(finished in 60.00, had to do a 77 second last lap and did a 78!)
BEST DECISION MADE: To join Prestatyn Running Club in 2004 after a lay off from running for a while.