When did you join Sportsworld?
I joined in July 2017.
Where do you work?
I am working at Microsoft for 10 months but at the end of April I will start a new adventure in Indeed here in Dublin ????
What is your favourite club session?
The fartlek 1min on- 1min off around Tesco Lap: I love the longer sessions!
What is your favorite race distance?
Half-Marathon: you have the time to push yourself hard and you can enjoy the double 😛
What is your favourite meal before a big race?
I won’t be original: Integral pasta with CHEESE
My Favourite place to train is?
I enjoyed SO MUCH when I was training in Madrid with my previous club (sunny, speaking Spanish), but now I am enjoying every day more training with you guys!
What’s your favourite race?
Paris Marathon: I did it twice and I love the atmosphere, it’s sunny, the route is AMAZING and flat. And it is a beautiful city!
What is your target for the next year?
I have already reached 2 PB in 2018: 1h28 for the half marathon and 3h23 for the marathon. So now I want to beat 41min at the 10k (it’s not my favourite distance AT ALL)
What is your best Sportsworld memory?
This winter during the Cross-Country races. It was so cold, so hard but we pushed each other thanks to the atmosphere and the support.
What international events have you ran?
Madrid half Marathon twice, Women Half Marathon in Madrid twice, Paris Marathon twice, Barcelona Half marathon and many other races in Spain and France.
Where’s the most interesting place you have run?
I did the first edition of the Women half Marathon in Madrid 2 years ago and I almost died. I was raining SO STRONG with so much wind, I couldn’t breathe, and it was awful from the beginning until the end. During this race it was all about being focused and stop thinking. I learned a lot from this experience.
Where’s the most interesting place you’ve been? (Doesn’t have to be running related)
Iceland. Such a different country and so cold!
What do you like doing when you don’t run? (hobbies/past times)
I love travelling (I am travelling in Europe at least once a month), I love meeting new people and spend my time with my friends walking around the city.
And of course, I love going to party!
How/When did you start your adventure with running?
I started 9 years ago. My dad forced me to run and I HATED IT!
It took me 5 years to actually like it but now I absolutely can’t live without it!
Tell us about your PB’s / What is your biggest achievement?
This year is absolutely amazing! Going behind 1h30 at the half marathon and under 3h30 at the marathon is just incredible for me! I hope I will keep training like that and improving even more!
What is your biggest non-running related achievement?
Last year when Microsoft offered me a job in Ireland: new country and my first real professional experience. It changed me a lot I think.
How often do you run / What is your typical weekly mileage?
I am running 4 times a week + 1-time swimming
What motivates you? Running or otherwise
Giving my best to achieve a goal: in life, at work and in sport. The feeling afterwards is the best you can have.
What would you say is the best thing about being in a Running Club?
It’s hard to go training after work when you’re tired. But you know you are going with your friend and you will suffer together. That’s amazing! Running with people is beautiful: you create strong links and you give the best of yourself.
Why is running important to you?
It is CRUCIAL for me to be relaxed, to take a step back from my life and to be confident with myself: running is helping me for that.
Moreover, I always meet amazing people when I join a running club.
Is there anything you would like to see more of or less of at the Club?
More session about core, fitness and resistance: working other muscles to help improving the running.
Who is the person in the club who inspires/drives to run better?
Kate: she is SO FAST even if she is injured!
Do you do any cross training / other sports on a regular basis?
I swim once a week.
Tell us something that no one in the club knows about you!?
When I was young my mam made me passed some medical exams because I was way too active for her.
The result: I am hyperactive at the 1st degree….