Name: Peter Clinch
Born: December 1971
Date Joined IAC: September 1987
200m 25.1 (1988)
400m 51.2 (relay)
800m 1.55.5 (1999)
1500m 4.03.3 (1997)
5000 15.56 (1997)
3000m steeplechase. 9.55.1 (2003),
5k 16.55 Barking Park 1990
10k 33.07 (Battersea Park London Colleges League, 1992. This was
almost certainly a short course but I’m taking it.
Half Marathon 1 hour 54 mins Yellow Advertiser 1985
Representative Honours: None. Boo hoo.
Most Satisfying Performances: 800m. My PB beating Wayne Hick’s by 0.1
My Biggest Disappointment: Not getting under 44 secs for 400m. Not running
faster over 800 -and being serious for just a moment, probably should have
done so (the latter).
Typical Weeks Training: Was is training?
Favourite Sessions: As a senior, something like 6 x 400 with 2 and a half
mins recovery, as vet 6 x Stella Artois with V+R recoveries.
Who is your Greatest Rival: General apathy and numerous personal demons
How would you improve the sport of Athletics: Ban football
Favourite Car: Austin A30
Favourite Athlete or Sportsperson: John Platt
What other sports do you follow: Athletics and mud wrestling
Best Country Visited: Cornwall.
Favourite Food and Drink: Chips with Gravy
Favourite TV Shows: Ben 10 is rather imaginative
Last Film Seen: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Last Book Read: The Gruffalo
Favourite Singer/Band: Craig Burrow
Last Album Bought: Can’t remember. Refer to favourite Vet training session
Last Concert Attended: The Stranglers; Shepherd’s Bush
Do you have any Pets: Memories of a former cat.
With you going on first leg, who else would be in your dream 4 x 400m team:
Ooh now that’s a toughie, something like: Me, handing on to Pierre Le
Clinche, who in turn hands to Pedro Crunch with P Clinchmeister bringing the
baton home. 2:58.9. Sorted