Athlete in Profile: Emily Bence

Last year during lockdown, she rediscovered her love for running and now looks forward to her runs as her form of meditation! Like most runners, she is also a lover of great food (and wine!) and aims to complete her first marathon next year….

Name: Emily Bence

Nickname: Em (original!) ;-p

Age / Age Group: 25-29

Lives: Melbourne, Vic

Targeted Sport: Running!

Years in the Sport: Just over a year 🙂

How did you get started: I was always into running when I was younger (little athletics, school cross country) but rediscovered my love for it during the lockdown last year when options on exercise were very limited. It’s continued to be my saviour during these non stop lockdowns!

Why I choose CPC: My nutritionist recommended Sarah and after a few injuries, I decided I needed the extra help to get me back on the right track – best decision I’ve made 🙂

What I ‘get’ from my sport: I genuinely look forward to my runs everyday! It’s the one time of the day that I can just zone out of the chaos of real life and not think about anything other than putting one step in front of the other. It’s my form of meditation!

Ultimate Goal:  A full marathon – aiming for next years Gold Coast marathon. Fingers crossed!

What I couldn’t live without: My mum

Biggest love: So hard to choose! Running (obvs) tied closely with food.. and wine!

Pet peeve!: Smoking

Interesting fact about me: Another big love of mine is music! I’ve been to over 80 concerts, gigs and festivals in my time. I’m always making different playlists for my runs too! Running to a good playlist can make all the difference 🙂

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