Welcome to ‘Getting to know…’ number 3. This week I am thrilled that Emma agreed to take part. I often say about how much I love the running community. Well, I followed Emma via Instagram and we exchanged a few messages.
I then was lucky to meet Emma at the running show in January. She is just as lovely as I thought she would be. Happy reading…
How long have you been running?
oh wow…um, about 4/5 years.
What made you start running?
My best friend ran her first marathon, in Amsterdam, and I was so inspired by her, I decided to download the Couch to 5K app and never looked back!
Why do you run now?
For a lot of reasons. Mainly because I really enjoy it, but also because it’s a way of releasing anxiety and stress. A chance for my mind to wander and for me to think.
What was your last event?
My last event was a local 10K
What is your next event?
If all goes to plan….. London Marathon
Favourite thing about running?
Sharing it/running with friends.
Worst thing about running?
What one piece of advice would you give to a beginner?
Don’t compare yourself/pace to other runners. Although very much easier said than done.
Best piece of advice given to you?
You do you.
Favourite race distance?
Funniest thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?
Playing dodge the jack Russell one morning along the river.
Face planting into a bush trying to avoid a group of cyclists (although it was not funny at the time!)
Having the heavens open, and I mean rain, hail thunder and lightning during the last few miles of a really windy 10K
Most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?
Sh#ting my pants! THANK GOD I had just arrived home!
On average, how many miles do you run per month?
During marathon training 40+ miles a week and around 20 when I’m not.
Do you belong to a running club?
No, I don’t.
Do you do any other forms of exercise in addition to running?
Yes! I do pilates, PT twice a month, a couple of exercise/strength-based classes a week and sometimes yoga.
Favourite pre-race/pre-long run meal?
Porridge with peanut butter and some form of fruit
Favourite post-run meal?
Ooo, tricky as I find it very hard to eat after running. Most of the time I have a smooth and my go-to is banana, protein powder, almond, peanut butter and spinach.
Do you have any superstition?
No, not really.
What is your biggest achievement sport wise?
Running the London Marathon for Charity
If you were granted one wish related to running, what would it be?
To be tummy trouble free!!
Facebook – Emma Cutler
This or That
Early Morning Run or Evening Run
Tea or Coffee
Winter Running or Summer Running
Solo running or Running with Friends
Road Running or Trail Running
Dog or Cat
Miles or Kilometres
Run with someone chatty or run with someone silent
Run with no sock or run with no underwear
Run a hilly 5k or flat 10k
Run a hilly 10K or flat half marathon
Run a hilly Half Marathon or Flat Marathon
Run a hilly Marathon or Flat Ultra Marathon
Run as much as you want on the treadmill or only run once a week outside.