On the Spot – Tracy Burgess

Tracy BurgessWe want to hear from the Waverley Harriers and see what motivates them and each month we will be asking the same questions. So far we have heard from Steve Rogers, Ruth Lyon and Ali Rand, and now this month in the latest edition we hear from Tracy Burgess who was nominated by Ali.

When did running begin for you? 1998 I ran my first race, a 5k in Guildford and since 2002 have run 16 marathons.

Why do you run? To feel free and appreciate being alive.

What race or moment in your running career holds the most significance and why? I ran the Snowdonia Marathon in October 2008 in appalling weather conditions, having to run with my head down against the wind and non-stop rain. Completing it made me realise that I could do anything if I was determined enough.


Who is your running inspiration? An adverturer called Rosie Swale-Pope who ran around the world on the northern hemisphere.

What event, past or present, would you like to take part in and why? There are so many I’d like to do but have always wanted to run the Great Wall Marathon in China for the ultimate challenge.

What golden piece of advice would you give to other runners? Take your running gear when you go on holiday!

What’s next? Possibly The Bacchus Marathon in September 2015.

Watch out throughout 2015 as we continue this monthly feature and please send me feedback for anything else you would like to see featured on the website

Jon Lawrence

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