Bio

Biography of Fun Run Robbie

Date of Birth: 04/01/1960

Weight: 90 kg

Height: 6 foot

Current residence: St Albans Hertfordshire

Hometown: Hawick Roxburgh Scotland

Education: Hawick Knitwear Association Certificate

Scottish Technical Education Council Certificate in Textiles

Leicester Polytechnic – BSc [Hons] Textile and Knitwear Technology

University of Hertfordshire – Graduate training programme in Education

Current Employment: Adeyfield School, Teacher of Textiles, English and Graphics, Head of Batchwood House, Part Time – Kim West Cycling Show Des Moines Iowa – European Cycling Correspondent

Sport: Running, Cycling, and drinking fine English Ales

Team: Teviotdale Harriers – Verlum Cycling Club

Best Times: Running

800 m – 2 min 2 sec

1500m – 4 min 18 sec

10 K – 32 min 30 sec

Half Marathon – 1 hour 12 min 43 sec

Marathon – 2 hours 58 min 49 sec

10 Mile on the road – 53 min 30 sec

Cycling 10 mile time trial – 28 min 28 sec

Training Partners – Bill Salkeld ,Simon Hall, Derek Clyne,

Niel Dallagetty, Stewie Bennett, Bill and Jim Knox, Brian Emmerson, Colin Hume, Kenny Fraser,

Strengths on a bike: No talent but trains hard, Commuter Cyclist St Albans to Hemel Hempstead

Biggest fans: The Barkers and Lopez’s of St Albans and the growing band of worldwide FRR fans – thank you all so much

Favourite Holiday Spot : Shemiran Tehran Iran, Senes Spain , Eyemouth Scotland, Glencoe Scotland

First Trip Abroad ; 1979 World cross country championships .Lamchamps Paris

Amazing sites seen on holiday : Seeing Mt Ventoux while driving through France, the statue of liberty New York. The Persepolis Shiraz Iran

Favourite activities off the bike: Barbeque’s in the summer, drinking fine wines and beers, watching movies and having a cup of tea with Mr Adams

People i would like to cycle with : Kim West and all my other American Friends

Favorite Restaurant : The Spanish restaurant next to the power station in Tabernaz spain. Jacksons Hole Madison Avenue New York.

38 Responses

  1. hey funrunrobbie

    yer best half marathon, was that in Halifax? a had ye worried that day, a was breethin doon yer neck, them were the days eh.
    great site by the way

    parasite

  2. Lincoln brought to virtual stand still!
    Lots of geezers on bikes yesterday brought up-hill Lincoln to a halt. For several hours they raced around Lincoln looking for a way out. Hundreds of the buggers and not a sat Nav between them………how irresponsible. When I asked a bemused by-stander what was going on he said “Grand Prix” Well let me tell you the size of their Lincolnshire sausage was of no interest to me! It took me a long time to get through the crowd to reach my favourite pie shop. Needless to say I am rather cross with you naughty cyclists, I might scare one the next time I take the Daytona for a blast!

  3. my god sir!!!!!!!!
    u are famous!!!!
    i knew you were good but ure like for real national famous (high five)

  4. Great PRs I am totally impressed and a bike to work guy, good on ya

  5. Sir, 10 weeks after my initial inquiry about the “cycle to work scheme” my school has failed to register as a user of this admirable initiative. Wondering if you can get the weight of FRR to push my Senior management into making a decision. Thanks in anticipation.

  6. Hi, I tried to reply to your post on the Authorsplace website but I wasn’t sure whether it worked or not. Thanks for getting in touch. Bill was a great guy who had a positive effect on everybody he met and there’s not many you can say that about. I remember him telling me once about Hughie’s training regime. When he couldn’t find anyone to prop against, he’d batter against one of those big round fenceposts for an hour or two. What a man!

    I remember Norman Kerr well, and his dad Addie, from the BB at the old church hall in Queen Street. The good old days.

    All the best

    Doug Jackson

    PS My brother Gordon is in Hawick Cycling Club and rattles away for seventy miles most Saturdays and Sundays much to his wife’s delight

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  24. Fun run
    Came across a website which may be of interest –
    type
    ardbruach
    into google and you will get a great snapshot into scottish running over the last 50 years
    If you look hard enough you will find Colin Hume and the mad monk in picture form and also thumbnails of Herb and others
    Good hunting

    Del

  25. Hi, I am trying to contact Colin Hume formerly of Hawick; I work as magazine editor of The University of Memphis, which Colin attended when it was then known as Memphis State University. I am looking for an email address and/or phone number. thank you for any help! You might be my last hope of tracking him down! Greg

    • Hi Greg , If you contact the E/mail I will send you. My old running partner Mr Derek Clyne of Teviotdale Harriers may be able to help you. Myself ,Derek and Colin were training partners running the roads and hills around Hawick in the Scottish borders in the early to mid 1980’s
      I will do what I can to help.
      Stewart Barker

  26. Hi FRR,

    This is the link I was talking about on our cycle earlier:-

    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/maunsell-sea-forts-red-sands-2011.t59563

    Phil

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