You dropped this, King. 

What is your name?

Alan King.

What is your favourite colour?


What is your favourite word?

Actually …

Who is your favourite musician?

Frightened Rabbit/The National.

What is your most marked characteristic?

My height?

What talent would you like to have?

Play guitar and have crowds around me in pubs.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My two daughters are academic, and great GAA players, and all-round nice people.

Who are your heroes in history?

Adam—he had to put up with a lot. 🙂

Who are your heroes in real life?

People who do things out of a love for it.

What is your idea of happiness?

Lindos, on the Greek island of Rhodes.

Where would you most like to live?

See above. 🙂

What profession would you like to attempt?

I’d seriously like to be good at my own first—then own a running store that sells beer and coffee.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Apart from my NEXT%—my car.

What is your most treasured possession?

My girls. My dog. My NEXT%. (Unsure of the order.)

Why did you start running?

To get fit for five-a-side football.

What does running mean to you now?

I could not imagine not running. It consumes me in so many ways.

What do you like about Stazza’s Stable?

Apart from The Stazzamataz; the training plans make a lot of sense, and John said, although I’m new, that I’m his favourite.

What is your motto?

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.