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Meet the Member

featuring Sacha Cooper (RRC134)

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Hi Sacha, what do you for a living?
I'm a solicitor and I work as a Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service. I specialise in sex offences. I love my job!

How and why did you first get involved with RRC?

I had run solo for 20 years and felt I didn't need a club. In October 2017, after persuasion from Caroline Stackhouse Evans, I came down on Tuesday night. The rest is history.

What is your favourite running memory or moment?

Finishing the New York marathon in 2013. In 2012, hurricane Sandy wiped out NYC marathon after I had already travelled to NYC. Then, I'd badly torn my calf 8 weeks before the 2013 race. My good friend spotted me in the crowd as we entered Central park and we crossed the line together. Sweet ending.

Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us...

I've suffered with mental health difficulties since I was 12 and I had a year off school as a teenager. I have been hospitalised with post natal depression. Running is my saviour as I know it is for many of you similarly dealing with managing mental health.

Who would be your 4 fantasy dinner guests (dead or alive)?

George Orwell, Barrack Obama, Ewan Macgregor, Jeanette Winterson

What is your pre-race routine?

Porridge, toilet, vaseline, toilet, panic that I haven't charged my Garmin, panic I've not left enough time to travel, panic that I've not stretched.

OK onto the quick-fire round…

Favourite book?

One?! Are you kidding! Wuthering Heights

Favourite film?


Favourite band?

The Smiths

Favourite parkrun?

Fountains Abbey

Who is your running hero?

Ron Hill

What would you choose as your Mastermind specialist subject?

Sexual Offences Act 2003!

You are in lockdown and can only eat one thing for the next 21 days, what are you having?

Another vote for Crunchy nut cornflakes!