Name – Gary Robinson
Job title – Sales Manager
A little bit about yourself
I’ve been married to Linda for 21 years and we have two sons aged 19 and 16. After leaving school, I decided I wanted to work in logistics; I had a relative who worked for a shipping company and I chose to follow him into the industry.
Hull: I’m proud to be from Hull. The City of Culture has really put Hull on the map and is showing any doubters what a great place this is to live and work.
Music: Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay.
Hobby: I like to keep fit. I run four times a week, including taking part in weekly Parkrun events on Saturday mornings. I’m a member of East Hull Harriers and completed the Hull marathon in 2012, only to learn later that the route was half a mile short! I’ve set myself the challenge of tackling another marathon in 2018 – hopefully that course will be measured correctly, because I’m not planning to do a third one…!
Food: Tapas. The best tapas I’ve had was at a small restaurant in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
Show: I’m a big Queen fan. I was at the last concert they did, at Knebworth Park in August 1986. There were about 120,000 people there and it was an experience I’ll never forget.
Book: Autobiographies, especially by sports personalities.
Sport: Apart from running, I also enjoy swimming and cycling but will watch any sport.
Place: Either New York (where we visited for my 40th birthday), or Antigua (where Linda and I were married), which were fantastic and hopefully we can revisit both. A bit closer to home, I love the Lake District.
And, finally, two questions to finish ….
Describe your ideal weekend: A weekend in the Lake District with my family. Long walks, followed by a visit to a pub for a meal and a couple of beers.
Who do you most admire? Alistair Brownlee (Double Olympic gold-medalist in the Triathlon) A person who is at the very top of his sport but remains a humble Yorkshireman with a sense of humour.