Emma loves running and shares how she stays motivated.
Q: What do you like about Running?
A: I like the running community. No matter how fast or how far you can run, everyone will always cheer you on and push you harder. Plus, a Coffee or Beer tastes a whole lot better after a run.
Q: Would you recommend running and if yes why?
A: Yes, it’s a relatively cheap sport that requires only a decent pair of shoes. However, you may end up like me with a running shoe addiction.
Q: What distance are you training for in this year’s BMA Marina Run?
A: I’m training for the Half Marathon, which will be my first Half.
Q: Tell us about some other runs you have done?
A: I’m an avid parkrunner so, it was an absolute highlight of my holiday to Canada in 2019 to attend River Valley parkrun in Edmonton, it was -4C and snowing.
Q: What goals do you have for 2021/2022?
A: I have two major goals this year.
- To run a sub 25min 5k, which I achieved in February at the Mackay Road Runners 5k championships in a time of 24:04
- To complete the BMA Mackay Marina Run Half Marathon in under 2 hours.
Q: Do you usually run solo or in a group?
A: I mainly train with Coach Martin and Jenny from ‘On the Run’ as they’re training me for the Mackay Marina Run.
Q: What do you like most about the BMA Mackay Marina Run?
A: I love the atmosphere! With so many like minded people in one place the energy is incredible.
Emma’s tip: For new runners I would highly recommend joining a club. I run with both Mackay Road Runners and On the Run, it keeps me motivated to train hard and keep pushing myself.