This time in our series of VCAC members’ profiles, we turn the spotlight onto Jayme Morgan from Lancashire.
VCAC: Your name?
JM: Jayme Morgan.
VCAC: Which sport(s) do you/did you participate in?
JM: Cycling, Running.
VCAC: Which year did you become a veggie?
VCAC: What’s your favourite veggie food?
JM: Chickpea in all its guises.
VCAC: Could you recommend a good veggie café/restaurant?
JM: Es Ginebro, in the village of Inca, Mallorca. They grow their own fruit and veg and have a very seasonal menu.
VCAC: Thinking about your sporting activities, what’s your favourite event to participate in?
JM: Yr Elenydd 300km Audax in Wales.
VCAC: What’s your favourite sports event to watch?
VCAC: Are there any other sports you’d like to try?
JM: Sea kayaking.
VCAC: What made you start participating?
JM: Cycling started as a way of commuting and then expanded to get longer and longer distances. The running came as way of getting round more of the lake district in a day.
VCAC: Do you/did you always train purposefully, or just for fun?
JM: I just go for a run or a bike ride. I do not do targeted training.
VCAC: Do you/did you prefer to be on trails/off road, or on the road?
JM: Road cycling and running
VCAC: What is your favourite distance to run/cycle?
JM: Half marathon to run. 200km Audax event for cycling
VCAC: Which events are on your ‘must do’ or ‘would like to do’ list?
JM: Etape du Tour. The Big City Marathon
VCAC: What are your plans, sporting wise, for the next few years?
JM: Manchester Marathon (first one) in April next year and maybe the Palma Marathon.
VCAC: What is favourite post-event/post-training treat?
VCAC: Do you have any tips for those starting out in your sport?
JM: Just get out there and do it. Don’t worry about speed that will come eventually and always smile at the helpers, volunteers on events.
VCAC: What is your favourite bit of kit?
JM: Castelli gabba cycling top. Ideal for spring and autumn.
VCAC: What would you recommend as a good food for refuelling on those long runs/bike-rides?
JM: Beans on toast with a couple of poached eggs on a café stop. SIS caffeine gels.
VCAC: What’s your most embarrassing mishap at an event?
JM: Getting changed at the side of a road and not realising that I was exposing myself to a busy main road.
VCAC: Tell us a surprising fact about yourself?
JM: Scout leader who was a record breaker taking part in the largest ever sing song at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
Please look out for more member spotlights soon!