Keep on Running!

21 March 2014

Three months ago, Emily Sanders left the world of Pharmaceutical Sales to become the latest recruit at Coachworks Consulting. 

Keep on Running!

Emily, our Business Development Executive, brings a huge range of skills and learning to the role gleaned from a variety of positions over 23 years in the pharmaceutical industry.

Part of Emily’s role is to develop new business streams from existing clients and bring new people into the Coachworks portfolio. This involves working closely with Ella, our Business Support Executive, and the team of consultants, helping to run the diary to manage their appointments.

Emily is relishing the opportunities to learn new things and is motivated by the challenges that a move to a new industry has brought.

Away from the office Emily runs the family home, just down the road from the Coachworks office, which she shares with her three sons and her husband.

But Emily not only runs diaries and the family home. In her spare time she also runs marathons! Having been a keen runner in her teens, Emily rediscovered the bug around 10 years ago. A member of Ashbourne Running club, she has run Marathons in places like London, Berlin and Amsterdam.

Now she is facing up to her biggest test yet when she takes part in a Double Marathon run from Glasgow to Edinburgh on 5th April. A mere 55 miles!

As with the change of career direction, it is the challenge of completing the course that drives Emily to conquer these vast distances.

Said Emily, “I wanted to do a run of at least 50 miles this year. I’ve never been to Edinburgh and it seemed like a good opportunity to combine the run with a bit of a holiday!” Emily estimates it should take her around 12 hours to complete the distance and after training for some time has just started to “taper down” as the race approaches.  “You can’t really improve much in the last three weeks before the race. As you train you never run the full distance but you build up so that you do the distance on back to back days.” Last Weekend Emily ran 24 miles on Saturday and 31 miles on Sunday.

Surprisingly, Karl declined the opportunity to be the pace setter, electing instead to stick to his traditional yomp around the block at a rather more leisurely pace!

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