Interview with a UGM Runner – Emma Fitzgerald

Interview with a UGM Runner – Emma Fitzgerald

Here we interview runners who have participated in the Uganda Marathon, so they can share their stories and experiences from the 7-Day Adventure. After all, it’s their involvement which makes the week so special, from the impact they have on the Charity Projects, to the community feel they give to Race Day. Emma described her Uganda Marathon experience as, “It was unlike any trip I’ve ever been on before.” During the week, she especially enjoyed her visit to the project Scope, which gave her insight into schools in Uganda – something she found especially interesting as she works in the education sector. Below she tells us about this and the other projects she visited during the week. Plus, her emotional experience of completing her first-ever marathon!       1. What made you sign up to the Uganda Marathon and was it what you expected? The first I heard about the Uganda Marathon was when I saw a post on social media from someone in my local running club saying that they had signed up. It sounded interesting but it was unlike anything I’d ever done before. The more I researched the event, the more I started to think that maybe this was something I could do. I am so glad I decided to go for it! It was 100% a good decision. The whole week lived up to everything the team had talked about online and the experience was even better than I had expected. I was overwhelmed by how welcome we were made to feel, from the moment we arrived. The week was jam-packed full of activities...
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