MEET OUR MEMBERS
Member for March 2020
How/When did you start your adventure with running?
I started running during university but it was a very on and off relationship! I ran a couple of half marathons a few years ago but then motivation seemed to slide. After having a baby I was determined to get back into it so I bought a running pushchair which I (and my daughter) love. I joined Heath Massive Run Club at the end of maternity leave and I have been running far more regularly with the company and encouragement the teamwork brings.
When did you join Heath Massive?
What is your favourite club session?
I mainly run on the Sunday morning runs, but I also really enjoy joining the Thursday early morning crew when I can and the occasional Tuesday hill sprints - so all of them really!
What is your favourite race distance?
Half marathon, but I’m currently training for Edinburgh marathon so we will see...
What is your favourite meal before a race?
Pasta. Always lots of pasta (but I could eat pasta every day so its really just an excuse)
What is your favorite race?
Cardiff half is our home race so I feel like I should say that, but I really really liked Oxford half marathon too.
Where’s the most interesting place you have run?
I recently ran while on holiday in Madeira (running while on holiday is something I never would’ve done before HMRC) - it was so hot and hills all the way but it was a great way to see some of the island so it was actually a really good idea.
Tell us about your PB’s / What is your biggest achievement?
My half marathon PB is 2 hours 13 seconds - I still need to break that 2 hours!
An achievement for me is signing up for a full marathon and believing that it will be possible for me to make it round - its thanks to HMRC that I had the courage to sign up and start training. Hopefully the race will go well!
What would you say is the best thing about being in a Running Club?
The sense that we are all in this together - especially on long training runs or super rainy days (apparently skin is waterproof….). I find it so much easier to get out and get going when running with others and chatting along the route. I love that our club is so inclusive to all runners no matter your speed or experience, everyone is so encouraging. It's also great to have such a wonderful committee and team of leaders to share their experience and knowledge.
Why is running important to you?
Self care. Running gives me fresh air and a chance to clear my head while keeping fit and healthy at the same time. Every run gives a great sense of achievement and teamwork and I have met some incredible people since running with Heath Massive Run Club.