News - 12th December 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

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Name: Lucy Lambe

Age: 61

Occupation: Foster Carer

Local parkrun: Marlay, Cabinteely, Bushy

Number of parkruns completed: 90

 

How did you get involved in parkrun?

I did my 1st parkrun in Marlay on 9th March 2013 after having breast cancer and needed to try and lose the weight that I had put on during my cancer treatment.

 

What do you love about parkrun?

I love the people you meet each Saturday morning. I have met so many amazing parkrunners, especially the crowd from Tralee parkrun, Tymon, Bushy, Marlay and Cabinteely.

 

Who do you participate with?

I normally participate on my own and volunteer as tail walker. I have volunteered a couple of times as a VI Guide.

 

Any parkrun milestones / achievements you would like to share?

I did my 50th parkrun in Bushy Dublin on my 50th birthday with many family and friends.

 

How has parkrun impacted positively on your family outside of 9:30am on a Saturday?

Most of my family are involved in parkrun! My brother Niall is Event Director in Bushy Dublin and my sister Aisling is Event Director in Tymon. My other brother Declan and sisters Reg and Martina are also Run Directors in Bushy. I am Event Director in Deerpark juniors which is now 2 years old. My 7-year-old has completed 14 adult parkruns and 51 junior parkruns and I have many nieces who participate in parkrun too. It’s a real family affair!

 

Do you have a health or fitness goal?

I would like to stay fit in order to do the 5k each Saturday and the odd 10k race.

 

Who is your dream parkrun running buddy?

Paul Sinton-Hewitt is my dream parkrun buddy!

 

What was your best parkrun experience?

Probably running in Bushy London with my twin sister and my niece Sarah. Afterwards we had coffee with Paul Sinton-Hewitt. The following day we did the junior parkrun with my little lad Dean.

 

What was the funniest parkrun moment?

The funniest parkrun moment was running in Tralee with my 6 sisters!

 

What advice would you give to someone who’s never been to parkrun?

Just get out and try it! It will change your whole life. You feel so much better after doing parkrun. You don’t have to be a fast runner. Just go at your own pace and enjoy it.

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