Sean Erasmus

Name: Sean Erasmus

Running for how long: 13 years

How did you get into running:

Back in school, I did some athletics and a bit of cross country, but since then I took an 18-year break until starting up again. Then some co-workers of mine invited me to join them for a casual 3-mile lunch run in 2010. As we jogged along, I realised just how unfit I was and hated every second of it. Surprisingly, I ended up running with them regularly and even trained for the Reading half marathon, which we successfully completed later that year.

What's your best experience of running so far:
One of my most memorable running experiences was completing the Comrades Marathon, a 55-mile event held annually in South Africa. As a child, I used to watch the race on TV and would often say to myself that someday I'll run it. Finally, I had the chance to run it last year and finished it within the allotted time.

What type of music do you run too:

When it comes to music, I enjoy a wide range of genres, so it really depends on my mood. However, I generally find myself gravitating towards rock music or indulging in some delightfully cheesy 80s tunes. What do you get up to on a typical weekend: On weekends, you'll usually find me spending time with my family, socialising, flying aeroplanes and engaging in sporting activities, like running and paddleboarding.

What's the best thing about Verwood Runners:
The greatest aspect of Verwood Runners is undoubtedly the people involved - a community of sociable, supportive, and wonderfully generous individuals who constantly strive to improve themselves.
Give one unusual fact about yourself:
I have diplomatic immunity😊

What makes you laugh:
They say laughter is like medicine for the heart, and I wholeheartedly embrace that philosophy. It doesn't take much to get me laughing about anything.

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