Jean Bryson

Jean BrysonHow/when did you start running, in particular hill/trail running?

I started road running at age 39. I got bored running the streets and didn’t fancy bilateral knee replacements, so decided to try DHR. The rest is history!

Why do you run?

I run to stop myself becoming a homicidal maniac. And of course to keep my six pack.

What is your favourite running route?

Anywhere off road-except Glenkin – with Dunoon Hill Runners for company.

What have been your favourite races?

My favourite official run is not a hill run – the Great North Run is brill! I also loved the Volcano Run, run by Kirsty Mundell and family.

What is your greatest running achievement?

Getting to the end of the 2014 Glencoe Marathon. Thanks to David Walsh.

What are your goals/ambitions?

To get faster! How hard can it be?!! I want to finish Glencoe next year with some runners behind me, not a man walking his dug!!

Who is your running hero?

All the Dunoon Hill Runners – for just doing it!!

What is your most essential piece of kit?

My Garmin watch. Would be lost without it! Lol …

Do you have other interests/pastimes?

Socialising – oh, and socialising.

What is your favourite inspirational running quote or piece of advice?

“For ****’s sake, another ******- ****** of a hill!”. Oh, and – “Pull back!” (Can’t say that next year though, cos need to speed up!).

(Editor’s note: For the uncensored version of the above, please speak to Jean!).

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