Paul Richards

Member of Essington Harriers since 2020

What has been your favourite race or racing memory so far?

Breaking a Guinness world record at the 2017 London marathon

What are your pre-race rituals?

Carbing up and making sure I am well hydrated prior

What are you pre & post race snacks?

Porridge and a banana pre then post a beer and a decent meal

What advice would you give a new runner?

Invest in decent trainers as well as getting your gait analysis done

What’s your proudest running achievement?

London marathon pb 2016

What future race ambitions do you have?

10k half marathon distances and a few adventure obstacle runs

What are your favourite running shoes?


What running kit do you use?

Decent socks make a massive difference