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Elisabeth Kilcourse

Doctor from Manchester

Club: Chorlton Runners

MY DISCIPLINES
10k half_marathon marathon
MY DISCIPLINES
10k half_marathon marathon

ABOUT ME

My name is Elisabeth Kilcourse and I am a doctor, GP trainee who lives and works in Manchester, UK. I love running and I have run with the club Chorlton Runners since 2015. Since I have joined the club I have run times I never would have imagined several years ago. Outside of running, I love to cook and as a coeliac I enjoy discovering new gluten free recipes. I hope to combine my passion for health and fitness with my day job and encourage patients I see to have a healthier life.

MY BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS

A half marathon PB of 1 hour 24 52 in October 2016. The achievement for me is not the time but the background to the time and the work this time took. I have ran since 2008 and have always been a good runner. However from October 2015 up until July of 2016 I was unwell and struggled to run and my times dropped as a result. I have coeliac disease and found out that the reason for my poor performance was anaemia and that I was not eating the correct fuel for training. I love running and believed I could get my times back. So, in February of 2016 I started an Instagram account called @therunningmedic. I used this account as a blog of my training and to connect with other runners on social media who inspired me. At the same time I used the instagram platform as motivation to research running and how to train, how to fuel yourself properly and strength and conditioning work. In July 2016 I ran a half marathon in 1 hour 41, then in October 2016 I ran a half marathon in 1.24.52

MY PERSONAL RECORDS

RECORD 10KM

00:38:15

RECORD half marathon

01:24:52

RECORD marathon

02:59:52

RECORD 5k

00:18:42

MY NEXT GOALS AND PROJECTS

I am hoping to run the MBNA Chester Marathon in under 2:55:00 in October 2017

RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS

Date EVENT Discipline Age group Time
23.09.2017 Ealing Half Marathon Half Marathon
07.10.2017 Chester Marathon Marathon UPCOMING

MYINSTAGRAM

@asicsfrontrunner