MOR - Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper

Tell us something unusual (non running) about you

I really can’t think of anything unusual about myself maybe i should ask my friends 

Number of marathons?

76 including a few ultras

Job or occupation ?

Pub chef in a village in walton on the hill,tadworth

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

London marathon 2010

Wow what a buzz that was. I told an eldery couple on the train home that i did it in 2hours 15 minutes and i think they believed me,boy did i ache for a few days afterwards

Who or what inspires you?

I am inspired by every single person who gets out and runs wether its 10k or 100k for their own reasons

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

Before its a banana and porridge

During its anything within reach

And after it has to be a takeaway 

What is your passion outside running?

I love watching formula one racing,

Fishing,kayaking and long walks

What piece of running kit would you most recommend?

Nipple tape and lanacane 

Oh and good trainers

Running highlight (so far!)

Every race i enter is a highlight for me meeting new people who enjoy the same thing as i do 

Strangest race experience?

Nothing strange has ever happened during a race but i am sure its only a matter of time 

Ever lost a toe nail and other running injuries?

I think i have lost at least 4 toenails and various sprains over the years 

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

I would love to run my 100th marathon next year at somewhere fairly local to me and i promise to make a cake