Dirty Dozen with Murray Graham
Team GB Quadcross racer Murray Graham steps up to the plate and becomes the first rider of the winter to take on our Dirty Dozen questions…
Images courtesy of Stijn Vanoverbeke – WSC
DH: Do you have a Pre-Race Playlist you listen to, and if so, name a couple of tracks on it?
Murray: My playlist before races consists of two songs: alt-j fitzpleasure and alt-j breezeblocks
DH: When was the last time you cried?
Murray: Not really the teary type of person, but the most recent moment I’ve had that was pretty emotional would be doing a lap of honor for someone very close to me in Italy where he sadly lost his life representing his country #660
DH: What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Murray: “your only here once “
DH: Do you have any weird suspicions or pre-race rituals?
Murray: Before the start of every race I pulse both hands six times, kiss my left wrist and look up at the sky, just a little routine I’ve always seem to have done.
DH: What drives you most to get up in the morning and go training?
Murray: My personal trainer Kevin Maguire from step1fitness because if I don’t do it he will slap the **** out of me
DH: If you didn’t race what sport would you play?
Murray: Most likely football or a combat sport
DH: What is your biggest Phobia?
Murray: I have no known phobias
DH: Who is your biggest sporting idol and why?
Murray: I have not really got a sporting idol as such, as I like to create my own legacy, however in terms of determination and motivation I’d definitely take inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo.
DH: Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Murray: Hopefully achieved the most I can and passing on all my knowledge to my future son for his racing career
DH: What is your all-time favourite movie?
Murray: The Wolf of Wall Street
DH: Who has had the biggest impact on your career?
Murray: The biggest impact on my career has certainly been my family as they have supported me from the first race all the way through making me the person I am today which i am forever thankful for.
DH: What is your philosophy on life?
Murray: My take on life is just that “your only on the planet once so do everything you can whilst you can.”