BETTER KNOW A STABLEMATE—TURLOUGH CONWAY
“As Orpheus sings of the promise tomorrow may bring.”
What is your name?
What is your favourite colour?
What is your favourite word?
“Respair” (fresh hope 🙂).
Who is your favourite musician?
What is your most marked characteristic?
One eye lower than the other, like Columbo.
What talent would you like to have?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I can’t say openly the one that was most important to me. The achievement was to change the direction of my life; I suppose it allowed me to learn and grow.
Who are your heroes in history?
I’d emphasise the unsung ones. (Most of the unsung ones were females, to be fair.)
Who are your heroes in real life?
People who speak truth to power to help others—often at great personal risk.
What is your idea of happiness?
Warm Irish summer day, green grass, and daisies.
Where would you most like to live?
Berlin, or a west of Ireland coastal village.
What profession would you like to attempt?
Professional advisor. As in: someone presents a problem, you research, solve, help them.
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is your most treasured possession?
Why did you start running?
1st time, cross country at school: 2nd time, compete in local festival race; 3rd/4th times, realised couldn’t live balanced without.
What does running mean to you now?
Gives me happiness, health, and provides balance to the less natural stuff in modern life.
What do you like about Stazza’s Stable?
The camaraderie and passion of a running club, in a medium that really works for the age we live in.
What is your motto?
Start small and never give up (check: Milo of Croton).