Name: Ber Lee
Member of Eagle AC since: 2015
How long have you been running what made you take it up: I started running in 2012 because I decided to go back to work full time and I needed an activity flexible enough to fit in with that plan.
Favourite thing about running: I love the fact that you can run anytime and anywhere. All you need is a good pair of runners.
Favourite race distance to run: 5K. Short & Sweet 😉
What is your main goal for this year: To get stronger and faster.
Your best race/most memorable racing moment to date: This year I took part in the relay event in the Cork City Marathon and I loved every second of it. The atmosphere was fantastic both on and off the course with support coming from everywhere. I didn’t want it to end. To anyone who hasn’t yet tried the relay, it’s a great way to be part of a fantastic event if you’re not quite ready for the half or full.
Tell us something most people might not know about you: I was once a competitive Irish dancer.
Biggest heroes (sporting or non-sporting): Mo Farah. I just love to watch him race.
One bit of advice you would give to someone thinking of taking up running: Run with a friend. You’ll keep showing up and before you know it kilometers will turn to miles. Also start building your core strength , the stronger your core the less likely you are to get injured.
Other hobbies outside of running: Going to the Gym .
3 things you would take with you onto a desert island: That’s easy. My Husband and 2 kids.