PAUL JOYCE - PROFILE

Joined Royton Road Runners the week before the 2015 Oldham Half Marathon.
Then missed 5 months due to a knee injury! 

THE SPORTSMAN...
History: Started running at parkrun in 2014. No real running history apart from joining Ludlow Runners (Shropshire) whilst working away - a really friendly bunch.
Proudest achievement: Having missed 5 months through injury, returning after 10 weeks of training to come 6th in the 2016 Milltown 7K.
Ambition: To keep getting quicker & stay injury-free. To represent Oldham RL at Wembley! 
Current training: Run 4 times a week. Low mileage. I've had 2 knee reconstructions from rugby, so have to limit miles.

AWAY FROM RUNNING...
Engaged to Leanne, with 3 children.
I'm a heating engineer specialising in churches, so work away most weeks.
Used to play rugby league for Waterhead (a flying winger!).
Hobby apart from running is going to the gym.

MY FAVOURITE THINGS...
Training route: Black Pool Forest, Ludlow
Race/event: Oldham 7K
Running shoe: whatever's cheapest when I need a new pair!
Sportsman/woman: Paul Newlove
Film: Die Hard With A Vengeance
TV: Prison Break       
Music: James
Food: curry
Drink: vanilla milkshake
Holiday destination: Florida