Q) For members who don’t know you, tell us a bit about yourself?
A) I used to live on a tropical island in malaysia ‘working’ as a scuba diving instructor. Now the only fish I get to see are those in the form of fish fingers that I feed my 3 girls after a long day at work!! Ha ha
Q) How and when did you get into running?
A) I used to be extremely fit scuba diving, but after having my 1st child and eating way to many donuts I had put on 6 stone and couldn’t walk up a hill without thinking I was literally going to die! So between having more children (and being careful with the amount of donuts I was eating) I lost the weight and then started to run. I run for one reason and that’s so I can eat those donuts and still walk up a hill without dying!!
Q) What do you enjoy most about being a member of Sandhurst Joggers?
A) I can now run up a hill without dying!!! Gotta love that rollercoaster run. Its great being part of a club that has different ability levels!
Q) On which of the weekly runs are we most likely to bump into you?
Q) I see you’ve mostly run at Rushmoor, tell us what you like about Parkrun Rushmoor?
A) I run Rushmoor purely for the easy parking and fast course! Ha ha
Q) Of the other venues you’ve tried which did you like best and why?
A) I find Bracknell and Frimley are more pretty and scenic. I really enjoyed Bushy Park run as it the home of the parkrun and a few of the club went, but I hated it only being a 1 lap course much prefer 2 laps for pacing
Q) What other events are in your plans for 2018?
A) Alice Holt 10k, Windsor Half and Rushmoor 10k. Plan for 2019 is a sub 2hr half!
Louisa ran her first Parkrun on 30th May 2015 at Rushmoor, here’s some more achievements for the statos taken from the ‘Parkrun Challenges’ Chrome Extension:-
50 x Parkruns in Total
42 x of those at Bracknell
17 x Personal Bests (fastest ever is 24:55 set at Rushmoor in on her 50th parkrun this September)
5 x Different venues
Bushy Park Pilgrimage completed on 21st July 2018
22 x parkruns in a single year (2018 so far)
34/60 scored in Stopwatch Bingo
Volunteered as a pacer