Lucy Jeczalik

Lucy JeczalikI’m a runner, triathlete and qualified Personal Trainer. I coach runners on distances from 5k to marathon in person and online. I love supporting people to discover their strengths and develop a passion for running.

 

At school I was involved in a lot of team sports - from Netball to Hockey to Basketball, I loved everything apart from athletics. Fast forward to University and I’d discovered partying and all that had dropped away. In 2013 a friend and I decided to do the Bristol Half Marathon as a challenge. Unfortunately she was injured on the day and so I did it on my own - in 2 hour and 9 minutes. It was an incredible experience and I was hooked.

 

Moving to London got me involved with the amazing GoodGym (running + volunteering - look them up!) and some wonderful runners who convinced me to do things I’d never considered before. In 2017 a friend and I ran the 100 miles of the West Highland Way in 3 days. It was my first and only taste of ultra running so far… but I’m easily persuaded so we’ll see what happens next!


3 marathons, 1 unofficial ultra, countless halves and a race against horses later and an ankle sprain had me sidelined from my passion. During this time I got into swimming and you guessed it - signed up for my first triathlon. In 2019 the draw of the Peak District and  a Masters in Psychology brought me up to Sheffield. That year I trained for a half ironman (70.3) but got really sick the week beforehand and had to pull out. My response was to do a 70.3 here in the Peak District - swim in Hathersage Lido, cycle around the Peaks and run loops around Endcliffe Park. ‘Transition’ was at home which definitely made getting back out the door a struggle… I wrote about the experience on my blog. I love running, being outside and challenging myself. Who knows where my next adventure will take me!