Name: Tamara Lopez
Member of Eagle AC since: October 2019
How long have you been running ? What made you take it up?: Since 2004. Some friends persuaded me to do a sprint triathlon, I could swim and cycle but couldn’t run at all. Somehow managed the 5k in the tri, and next thing I know we were signed up to a 10k.
Favourite thing about running: How accessible it is.
Favourite race distance to run: Half marathon – I find it easier to maintain a pace and they’re not as tiring as marathons 🙂
What is your main goal for this year: To discover some trail running routes. (The race goals I think are gone for this year)
Your best race/most memorable racing moment to date: Best race was Edinburgh marathon – big PB for me and got me a place in London marathon (my then home marathon), Can’t choose just one for most memorable, but I love short summer races that involve picnic/coffee/beer after.
Tell us something most people might not know about you: I cannot wink. It’s impossible.
Biggest heroes (sporting or non-sporting): Paula Radcliffe
One bit of advice you would give to someone thinking of taking up running: Start with couch to 5k.
3 things you would take with you onto a desert island: Kindle, running shoes, hammock