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Tribesports User of the Week: Neil C


Posted by Cags R on 3 February 2012 at 11:00 AM

Neil C has been chosen as our Tribesports User of the Week. We’ve noticed a lot of Tribe participation, Challenge completion and loads of Encouragement all rounded up nicely with this log of his achievements in January: 

Challenges: 52 

Activities: 29 

Distance: 451.16 km 

Time: 22 hr 22 mins 11 sec 

Calories: 13748

We wanted to learn more about Neil starting with who inspires him: Who is your sporting hero? 

Anyone who has the determination, passion, and conviction to commit to making the practice of sport a part of their everyday life is a hero in my book.  

Which Challenge has been toughest to date and which are you most proud of?

The toughest challenge has been one of my own creations - Cold showers for a week. The temperature of my shower on cold is a chilly 10°C! The challenge I’m most of proud of is one I’ve just finished - Run 150 km in a month. I was injured in late November and only started running again in the second week of January. With less than a week before the end of the month, I had a touch under 50 km to cover but managed to half that with just one run.  

Any embarrassing sporting moments to share? 

Six years ago I dislocated my shoulder while walking on Snowdon with a friend. On the way down, I was aware my friend was a bit unsure of her footing on a particularly rough section and I uttered the fateful words “Don’t follow me”. The next thing I knew, I was on my back with searing pain in my left shoulder. The arm was completely out of its socket with no chance of popping it back in place. It took a long while, but I walked off the mountain. 

If you were an animal, what would you be? 

A domesticated dog, for sure. I get very excited when it’s time to go for a run, I love curling up on the sofa, I’m very loyal, and I like my belly being tickled. 

With that in mind we want you to go out and Draw an Animal with the route of your run: Poodle, Lab or Sausage dog varieties! 

Which users brighten up your Tribesports day? 

I love the passion and positivity that @nikos broadcasts to the world. @majicmonkey has been very supportive & encouraging during my short time on Tribesports. And of course, @climbingpanda never fails to make me laugh & smile. 

If we were in the pub having a drink, what would you have in your hand?

Whatever happens to be on tap from the Purple Moose Brewery—a local brewery here in North Wales.  Hopefully it would be Dark Side of the Moose, or Glaslyn Ale. 

What is the greatest sports book you have ever read? 

The book that has had the biggest impact on me recently is Survival of the Fittest by Dr Mike Stroud. Stroud explores the idea that we’re all capable of physical performance that’s typically associated with elite athletes.  This is because our genetics have, more the most part, not changed over the last 10,000 years. The book examines the various physiological adaptations we’re evolved to perform & adapt in extreme situations, such as freezing conditions in the polar regions, the heat of the desert, or escaping from a predator. It’s a fascinating read and has inspired me to explore the potential of my own physiology. 

Favourite sports movie of all time (if you can’t decide between the 3 Mighty Ducks films we’ll accept the answer as a triology)? 

It has to be Cool Runnings. The moral of the story being: even in the face of abject failure, never give up hope. 

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you want to play you and more importantly who plays the love interest?

Tough question! I don’t think about this kind of stuff. I’ve always been a fan of John Cusack, but he wouldn’t get to shout a lot. I suppose Kirsten Dunst would be OK for the love interest. 

Any wise words for other Tribesports users?

The only limits in your life are those that you set yourself.