Grounded Running Featured Runner of the Week
Every runner deserves to be featured here! All have their unique attributes and stories. The aim of having a Featured Runner of the Week is not to necessarily single out any individuals but we want to feature runners who through their uniqueness may one day inspire you to run or reach for new running highs. Every runner has broken their own barriers, whether it was the first big obstacle to take the first running step or entering a race. Each runner will have their own story and to most these stories to others are very inspiring.
We welcome your feedback and nominations of runners who you feel deserve to be featured here. Our Featured Runner of the Week is selected at random. Every runner deserves to be mentioned and we will do our best to select a wide field of runners to bring their stories for you to enjoy.
This week we feature another amazing local runner that can be found running around Beaufort and taking in all the amazing views that our home has to offer. This week, let’s take a few minutes and get to know Evy Trask:
Evy Trask – Featured Runner of the Week
Name: Evy Trask
Where are you originally from: Greenville, SC
What is you favorite distance?
I do not consider myself a “racer”, but I do love to run races. I love running races with my children, though lately my son is leaving me in the dust, Generally, I like having a training schedule that keeps me disciplined, so probably my choice these days would be a half marathon
What originally got me into running?
In my mid-30s, I participated in Beaufort’s beloved Adventure Biathlon on a tandem Team with my husband a few times, but one year, decided to train for a solo race. I surprised myself to complete it and have such a blast! Next, I tried a sprint triathlon in the mountains of NC. Even though I had to take swimming lessons to get ready, I loved the whole experience!
I was staring my 40th birthday in the face, I started running with an incredible group of new friends. Inspired by them, I set my sights on a few other races, starting with 5ks, 10ks, and eventually half marathons and a couple of full marathons.
For me, training with friends is just as much fun as race day itself.
What is your main motivation to keep going?
To stay healthy in body and mind! Running is such a great metaphor for life. Perseverance, discipline, determination, friendship: all good life lessons I’ve learned from running.
When you’re not running, what do you do?
My favorite thing to do is to hang out with my family, who are all busy, little people! You can usually find us out on the river, at a tennis court, in the theater or cooking something at home. I also cherish my involvement with Community Bible Study and Riverview Charter School.
What is your next race?
As a participant: The Palmetto Bluff Half Marathon on March 12th. As a volunteer planner: Beaufort Twilight Run on March 18th! The BTR is my favorite running event as it has great races for all levels and is tons of fun afterwards!
Describe your perfect run?
.I love a good old-fashioned Beaufort bridge run at sunrise on a cool day. How thankful I am for our beautiful Lowcountry scenery. I never get tired of it.
What piece of advice do you have for someone just starting out?
The first mile is always terrible. Stick with it. And, be proud of yourself for getting out there! Any kind of run is way better than no run at all.
Goals for the Year:
I just want to keep on running… I’m so thankful that God’s allowed me to do this. If I do not get selected in he NYC marathon lottery I will set my sights on something else
Thank you for taking the time to tell us your story Evy, you continue to motivate and inspire those around you through your ongoing friendship and support of the local running community! Keep up the great work and we wish you the best of luck this year! #staygrounded #runbeaufort
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