LIZ PHILLIPS - PROFILE

Joined Royton Road Runners around 2008.

THE SPORTSWOMAN...
History: Began running when I started shoplifting. I used to go to Dad's presentation nights when he was at Oldham & Royton, thinking I could never be a runner.
Proudest achievement: Completing Liverpool Rock'N'Roll Marathon in my target time, despite injuring my knee at 9 miles. I was raising money in memory of our running buddy Jenny Wood, so I wasn't about to pull out. 
Ambition: I'd like to complete another marathon & finish without any injuries. 
Current training: I do quite low mileage, only upping it for marathon training.

AWAY FROM RUNNING...
I am the love child of celebrity running couple Sheila & Dave Phillips.
I'm a singer.

MY FAVOURITE THINGS...
Training route: anywhere in the vicinity of Tandle Hills; I love the countryside (but oddly not hills!)
Race/event: The Royton Trail. Hate it while I'm doing it; love it afterwards in the pub
Running shoe: I'm in New Balance at the moment, but not sure I have a favourite
Sportsman/woman: my estranged husband, Sir Eric Cantona
Film: Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet
TV: Gogglebox       
Music: I couldn't possibly say - too many to choose from
Food: meat, give me meat...
Drink: Champagne; I mean, spring water
Holiday destination: Lagos, Portugal (so far)

FASCINATING FACT...
I love cats!