Meet our Run Leaders: Emma Ralph

Run Leader, Penrhyn Castle

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Emma Ralph - Run Leader

Meet Emma Ralph, one of our trained Run Leaders. Emma will be leading our Beginners Running Groups in 2016 and to get to know her a little better we gave her a light grilling!

 

 

"I took up running when I turned 30. I wanted to get fit and change my lifestyle which at that point was eating, smoking and drinking too much!"
- Emma Ralph, Run Leader - Beginners Running Group

Tell us a little about Emma...

I’m originally from North Wales and have just returned after living away for the past 20 years.

I took up running when I turned 30, I wanted to get fit and change my lifestyle which at that point was eating, smoking and drinking too much.

10 years on I am still running and loving my changed lifestyle.

Why did you decide to volunteer as Run Leader?

I work at a desk on my own all day and embrace any opportunity to be outside and meet new people. I also hope I can help and inspire people to change their lifestyle and running is a great way to begin.

Favourite place to run?

Always along or by a beach. The run from Llanfairfechan to Penrhyn Castle is breathtaking, I love trails.

Penrhyn Castle Run leaders get to know the grounds.
Running at Penrhyn Castle

Do you have a running related ambition?

I take part in sprint triathlons now, so my running ambition is to get my 5k time down. I would also love to run a mountain, that is a must this year.

Post run…Coffee and cake or tea and biscuits?

I am a sucker for cake, and I have been having way too much this winter. I think I would live on cake if I could.

What’s under your bed?

Nothing. I am annoyingly tidy and hate clutter.