Jackie Calderwood – Runbetweener of the Month

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Jackie during Glasgow’s Summer 🙂

 

Jackie has been an almost ever-present with the Runbetweeners over the last two plus years. On occasion she has even been known to drag along family and friends on occasion to share in her love of running. Jackie trains hard and following a consistent training block has seen significant improvements in her running across a range of distances. In recent weeks Jackie has moved up her age-category at Pollok parkrun giving her a renewed motivation and desire to kick on again. We are sure Jackie has many more great performances on the horizon in the coming months.

 

RUNBETWEENER OF THE MONTH

 

THE WARM UP WHEN THIS SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA

ABOUT YOU

Name: Jackie Calderwood
Age: 56
Town of Birth: Glasgow
Running Club(s): The Runbetweeners
Something interesting we don’t know about you: Toured the UK with Junction 25 for 3 years. Played a role and wrote my lines with my daughter Fern who was in to drama, won £50,000 funding due to success of the play.
THE LONG HARD MILES WHEN YOU WONDER WHY YOU’RE DOING THIS

RUNNING (write as much as you want)

How and when did you start running? I have been running for years but didn’t run on a consistent basis until 2 years ago.
Why did you start running? Good for the body, soul and mind.
What is your favourite route to run? Why? Dams to Darnley because of the scenery and peacefulness.
What is your favourite race? Why? parkrun at Pollok Park because you have a chance to meet folk.
Proudest running achievement? Why? PB at parkrun which was first in my age category because its my bet ever.
What are your current running goals / ambitions? Be the best version of myself.
One bit of advice you would give a new runner? Each step takes you closer to your goal.
What does your better half / family think about your running? My children think I’m a good example.
THAT BIT WHEN THE SMILE RETURNS TO YOUR FACE

SPRINT FINISH (answer in less than 5 words)

What is your favourite Runbetweeners session? Hill Sprints.
If you could run anywhere in the world? Arran
Pollok parkrun personal best and seasons best? 28 minutes and 20 seconds – nothing special but it is good for me
Favourite parkrun? Pollok
With 6 months injury free training how fast could you run Pollok parkrun in? 24 mins.
Favourite distance? 13 miles.
Who is your running hero? Everyone who puts in the effort.
Your best running habit? Consistent tempo.
Your worst running habit? Too much partying.
One for the guys – tights or shights? N/A
Kenny or Jack? Love them both
COOL DOWN

WELL EARNED CAKES

Describe The Runbetweeners in your own words. Helpful, knowledgeable and rewarding.
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