Michael Powell recently helped raise £50,000 to restore the running track at Rimrose Valley Country Park.

What is your name?

Michael Powell.

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Who is your favourite musician?

The Beatles.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Being selfless.

What talent would you like to have?

To be able to be invisible at times.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My son: being a father is the greatest job in the world, although the pay is really bad.

Who are your heroes in history?

John Lennon.

Who are your heroes in real life?

Steven Gerrard.

What is your idea of happiness?

Happiness is within you; it’s not external.

Where would you most like to live?

I love Liverpool, but Italy is nice for a break.

What profession would you like to attempt?

Yoga teacher.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Nike Vaporfly.

What is your most treasured possession?

My little boy gave me a stone over two years ago when we went to the woods on a walk. Now, every time I run and race, I have that little stone in my pocket—and will do so forever.

Why did you start running?

I always ran as a little boy, inspired by my uncle.

What does running mean to you now?

I love all the emotions of running and how running can bring together a community of people.

What do you like about Stazza’s Stable?

I like the accountability, and the structure to our training.

What is your motto?

Say you’re going to do it, and then go and do it.