Nathan Harper


I’m not sure if I’m slow.. or if everyone else is Kenyan.

I joined First Strides at the end of July 2016, completely new to running and later joined the main PBB club in January 2017. I started running because a few work colleagues decided to try and run Swansea 10k, and whilst I never had any interest in running, I have always enjoyed a good challenge! Somewhere between finding First Strides and running that 10k the ‘Running Bug’ well and truly bit me. Getting faster and setting new PB’s has definitely triggered my (disgustingly) competitive side!

The quirkier or more challenging the run the more likely I’m going to want to do it… and I think I’ll naturally move towards trail / cross country type running in time; I did Tough Mudder in 2014 and loved it, so I’m very keen on getting more OCR’s under my belt.


parkrun: 25:58 (Parc Bryn Bach – 15/04/17)
5K: 25:24 (Cardiff VR – 30/04/17)
10K: 54:51 (Swansea Bay – 24/09/17)
Half Marathon: 2:03:51 (Swansea)
Marathon: Not just yet…


Zombie Run Survivor!

Other Info

Member Since: January 2017
DOB: 13/08/86
Occupation: Corporate Performance Officer BGCBC
Interests: Mainly food, I like food. I’m also a TV/Film junkie! I love all sports but mainly play golf in my old age! Played cricket for well over 10 years locally (Hilltop, Cwm, Ebbw Vale) and throughout school (Merthyr) where we picked up a few County awards.
Running Idol: Our very own Michael Lewis… what an absolute lad he is!
Running Ambitions: To be the fastest fat man in PBBRC!