BETTER KNOW A STABLEMATE—JAMES DA SILVA
James da Silva knows his claret from his Beaujolais.
What is your name?
James da Silva.
What is your favourite colour?
Colour of a good red wine.
What is your favourite word?
Couldn’t think of anything witty, so probably my most used word—“b*ll*cks.”
Who is your favourite musician?
From Hans Zimmer, to Lady Gaga, to Andy C—drum and bass legend.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Apart from bubbly personality, 😉 it used to be my huge glutes/massive ass. (That was until I started running.)
What talent would you like to have?
Photographic memory or juggling.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Winning a tennis tournament in my early teens.
What is your idea of happiness?
No more lockdown. Getting out, seeing friends, and a cold pint from a pump.
What profession would you like to attempt?
Looking after a desert island.
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is your most treasured possession?
Said child, if you can call them a possession.
Why did you start running?
What started out as a weight loss challenge with mates, when we were developing dad bods, turned into a running obsession where now my aim is to see what I can achieve.
What does running mean to you now?
It’s a very odd feeling (and not a good one), when I haven’t run for more than a day.
What do you like about Stazza’s Stable?
While I’m probably the slowest in the group, I love the camaraderie and good banter—no egos.
What is your motto?
Hurry up and get it done.