Member Profile

Nicholas Beal

February 2020's member of the month is Nicholas. Please enjoy getting to know him a little better.

Who are you?

I’m 47, 3 kids, lucky enough to have Jo Cleary as my partner. I’m a wannabe professional wedding product/commercial and lifestyle photographer (I’m a civil servant during the day). I’m a keen mountain biker which I’ve lost count the amount of times I’ve fallen off!

What's in your kit bag?

I have 4 pairs of trainers, currently wearing ASICS roadhawk 2 (jo refers these to being like a pair of tennis trainers as they’re white). I wear a garmin 35. I will always wear my watch. Lucky pants? What are pants commando all the way!

What's been your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievements so far has to be last year I managed to cycle to the top of ditchling beacon offroad without stopping and running it’s been completing last years Saxon shore half marathon.

What have you learnt the hard way?

Listen to people who have been there done it and got the T-shirt, 9/10 they are right.

What would you say now to the pre-Faversham Running Club you?

Do it, it’s full of wonderful people I wouldn’t be running without the support of my partner Jo and my best friend Nat Nat who have helped me run again after suffering with anxiety. I couldn’t run but with their support and love I am now up and running again. Jo and Nat I will forever be in your debt.