Bryan Fitzpatrick

Bryan Fitzpatrick

A selfie of Bryan

How/when did you start running, in particular hill/trail running?
I started running a few miles with my main man, Ricky (Reid), and he was telling me about the Kintyre Ultra Marathon. I was then a support runner for them – it was supposed to be a nice 6 miles but ended up being 21, so I guess that’s where I started.

Why do you run?
I run because hill running is probably the hardest and most challenging thing I’ve ever done and the buzz you get is awesome.

Bryan Fitzpatrick, Ben Lomond

Another selfie (and Goatfell, Arran)

What is your favourite running route?
Anywhere up the back of Dunoon and Benmore. I was going to say the Loch Eck loop but I would be lying 😀.

What have been your favourite races?
The Carnethy 5 and the Ben Lomond Hill Race.

What is your greatest running achievement?
The Glencoe Marathon – how I got my big ass over that finish line, I’ll never know. I have to say, Ricky pushed me a lot and really helped me even though I wanted to burst him at some points.

What are your goals/ambitions?
My goals are really just to keep enjoying it and taking more selfies of ma handsome face 😀

Bryan Fitzpatrick

Another selfie

Who is your running hero?
Well I know Ricky will expect me to say him, but it’s everyone in the Dunoon Hill Runners Club that gets out there and pushes themselves.

What is your most essential piece of kit?
My phone to take pics lol – and my tight shorts to keep the ladies happy.

Do you have other interests/pastimes?
Calling other Irish family members out for fights and disco dancing.

Bryan and Kieron

Bryan and Kieron (not a selfie?!)

Favourite inspirational running quote or piece of advice.
Don’t believe anyone when they say this is the last hill!Bryan Fitzpatrick

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