MOR - Michelle Haresnape

Michelle Wise at work, Michelle Haresnape when running (married name)

Tell us something unusual (non running) about you

I am an expert in packaging nuclear waste for disposal

Number of marathons?


Job or occupation ?

Director of a nuclear consultancy department

What was your first marathon and what do you remember about it?

 London 2001, I remember getting caught short in Docklands, running into a pub, going to the loo and running off again.

Who or what inspires you?

My dad, Paula Radcliffe, people I chat to all the time at these races and their amazing stories.

What is your go to running snack before, during, after a run?

Before is COOP pancakes for breakfast, during is gels and other little bits of sweets but I tend to get a stitch if I eat too much solid food, after is a Strawberry milkshake and a packet of Frazzles.

What is your passion outside running?

Hubby says my passion is work, and my old dog.

What piece of running kit would you most recommend?

I have just started using the FreeTrain to hold my mobile and I’m finding it really good.

Running highlight (so far!) Strangest race experience?

Medoc marathon. I have done it 3 times. 22 drink stations serving red wine, steak, oysters, ice cream. If you finish in under 5 hours you are not really trying. I love it.

Ever lost a toe nail and other running injuries?

Yes, and the usual, shin splints for my first marathon, strains, the dog tripped me up running once and I bounced my face off the tarmac luckily without breaking anything.

Where do you think you will run your 100th / Did you run it? And why?

It was meant to be day 2 of the Phoenix 10 in 10. Now I don’t know.