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Interview with Jigs

fetcheveryone asks: What’s your favourite movie?

Jigs says: Thanks for your question. I have a few in my favourites list. Empire Strikes Back, and A New Hope, Leon, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Das Boot, Dune, Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Life of Brian to name a few. But if I had to pick one it would be Bladerunner.
pedroscalls asks: Congratulations on your MoTM win. My question is, if money and time was no object what route or race would you love to run?

Jigs says: Thank you :) (Is it Pedro-scalls or Pedros-calls ?) I'm not doing races to 'race' them so much now, so it probably have to be a route I could do in manageable chunks spread over several weeks, like Lejog/Jogel, or Coast to coast.
DocMoye asks: Congratulations. What is the favourite fancy dress costume you have run in?

Jigs says: Thank you. Probably the elf as it's just a coloured t-shirt and a hat with pointy ears and therefore easier to run in. I also know which is my least favourite. That's the Snowman costume. Mainly because it has a massive head that wont stay in the same place, and you're viewing the world through a letterbox sized piece of gauze which make peripheral vision and depth perception tricky to say the least.
westmoors asks: Congratulations. If you could meet anyone, past or present, who would it be and why?

Jigs says: Thank you. I'm not big on celebratty hero worship sort of thing, although we did grab a photo opportunity once when we came across Steve Way (Marigold on Fetch) in the car park at a race in Salisbury, as he's an elite level athlete who holds down a proper job as well.
LindsD asks: Congrats! What is your favourite parkrun? How many different ones have you done?

Jigs says: Thank you :) There are a few lovely parkruns in my favourites box. Sheringham, Kingsbury Water, Bedford, Great Denham, Mount Edgcumbe, and Northala Fields (of course ;)) We are currently on 154 different parkruns.
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs) asks: Congratulations! What’s for dinner?

Jigs says: Thanks. Bogeys on toast. My treat.
Neilio asks: Well done Jigs. Red sauce or brown?

Jigs says: Thanks Neilio. Erm.. brown, I think.
HappyG(rrr) asks: Many congrats Jigs. Apart from your wife (!) what do you think is the greatest feature of Fetcheveryone.com? All the best, :-) GG

Jigs says: Thanks HappyG. MrsJigs didn't realise that she's a Fetcheveryone 'feature' ;-) Well I came to Fetch to log training, racefinder and route planning but stayed for the snuggly warmness of the forum. I do enjoy the conquersize game too.
Mandymoo asks: Congratulations - whats you weak spot when it comes to food?

Jigs says: Thank you Mandymoo. Chocolate, cake, ice cream and sometimes all at the same time.
RRR-CAZ asks: Congratulations - You can have a golden ticket to any sporting event what would you choose to watch?

Jigs says: Thank you. It would probably be trackside seats for the athletics at the Olympics somewhere warmer than here.
FML asks: Congratulations - Where is your favourite Parkrun and why?

Jigs says: Thank you. I've done lots of lovely parkruns, some of which I've listed above in a previous answer. My most visited parkrun is Bedford. So I'll have to say this one as it is within reasonable travelling distance, has a pleasant, rolling 2 1/2 lap course and has a prevalence of lovely Fetchies and great cake nearby.
Bintmcskint asks: Well done, Sir. Hearty congratulations :-) Here is my usual question (though I guess the answer to the last bit might be easy!)...You are stranded on a desert island. You can take one type of food, one book and one Fetchie. What and who do you take and why?

Jigs says: Thank you very kindly M'am. If it was a dessert island I wouldn't need to take any food ;-) Food would have to be carbs. Too general? How about cake? I'm guessing the this island has been developed enough not to warrant a Bear Grylls build your own abattoir/bush tucker survival manual type thing, so I would take Dune by Frank Herbert, or maybe the whole series, as I only managed the first 3 when I read them as a teenager. Yes, you're right, the Fetchie would be my partner in crime, wing person, protagonist and fancy dress collaborator Mrs Jigs :-)
Hills of Death (HOD) asks: Congrats mate I was sure you had won it before.As an active member of the stickerbook (like me 😀) which Fetchie have you not met that you would love to and why ?

Jigs says: Thanks HoD. I don't think there's any particular One Fetchie I'd love to meet, but rather the ones I've seen listed at races I've done that I haven't met, (the near misses).
Ness asks: Congratulations on the MOTM win, Jigs. What’s your favourite road race distance? Where would you most like to run that distance?

Jigs says: Thank you Ness. Well apart from parkruns, which obviously don't count in relation to this question, my most frequently completed race distance is Half marathon, so that must be my favourite. I don't often race them, and as this distance can be used as a long run, or part thereof, and there's plenty of them about, we tend to use them as part of a weekend way, with maybe a touristy parkrun thrown in as well.
So maybe somewhere I haven't run before (new conquersize zones), and a point to point route or single lap, I'm not keen on multiple laps.
runnerbean asks: Oh about time too...congrats you deserve this heaps. Ok a question...hhhmmm thinking....what’s your passion ? Like since when you were little to now ( everyone secretly has one)

Jigs says: Thank you :) Erm... secret passion! it must be such a secret that no one has told what it is!
RFJ asks: many congrats, bout time, what is the favorite race you have trained for and why?

Jigs says: Thank you. It has to be Boston Marathon I did in 2011. My pb race so that's an obvious reason. But there is such an amount of history with that race and the whole city takes it and it's entrants to their hearts. You have to qualify to get in too, which everyone recognises is a significant obstacle.
Night-owl asks: Congratulations. Have you any running ambitions left to do.

Jigs says: Thank you Owlie. Not racing so much anymore, so times and events aren't so important now. But I'd like to keep enjoying the running as much as I am. I like running in new places and collecting conquersize zones. I want to complete all of Northamptonshire and Greater London within the M25. Thames bridge challenges are still on the to do list, of course.
milemonster asks: Which do you find harder, a fast 5k or a 4 hr run?

Jigs says: Thanks for your question. It's been so long since I ran anywhere near as long as 4 hrs or a fast (relatively speaking) 5k, but it has to be the fast 5k.
Sunbed Athlete asks: Congratulations. See you hopefully at Glasgow in October. Choice? Drink with the missus or pint with your best mate?

Jigs says: Thanks :) Yes hopefully you won't have gone home before I finish. That's an easy one as the missus is my best mate! (Cheesy I know, but true just the same).
sLickster asks: Did you ever consider changing your username to Mr Luverlylegs (Jigs) after the fetch wedding of the decade? Speaking of history - cannot believe it’s now over a decade since the first West Mids fetch mile, where you led...until the final 100m 😀

Jigs says: Hi sLickster. No, I didn't. My legs can never be described as luverly. Wow, yes it must be that long ago since I was your personal pacer ;-)
Carpathius asks: Hurrah, about time you won! :) Do you remember the run that turned you into A Runner?

Jigs says: Thank you. It would probably be my first race, which confirmed to me I was an actual runner, not just somebody who went running a couple of times a week.
It was Great Weston 5 miler, a small village fete/race event in rural Northants on May Day 2006.
I wore my favourite football shirt and carried my car keys round in my hand.
Looking back at the race listing for it here on Fetch, I see RFJ was there too. I hadn’t met him at the time.
WA asks: Congratulations! Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

Jigs says: Thank you. I don’t have a favourite place, I have been fortunate to visit lots of different places and I’ve enjoyed visiting all of them.

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