This weeks profile spotlight falls upon the bundle of energy that is Dan Jaycock.
1. Please introduce yourself.
Hi everyone, my name is Daniel Jaycock.
46 going on 15. My journey into running has really only just started. I was introduced into the club through the lovely Paul Baily. We often met at park run and suggested I join. By this point I’d been “dipping my toe” into the world of Exercise. Having mastered the art of boozing I felt there were other avenues to explore.....
I remember meeting at the Brentwood Center for the first time back in 2019. Every one was very welcoming and I soon settled in. It was so interesting, listening to the stories of races run and up and coming events. It was around this time that Craig Brewster was part way through his 52 marathons in a year. This just blew my mind!!
It opened my eyes to the variety of goals you can set yourself in this running malarkey,, I was hooked.
2. What events, if any do you have coming up?
so I have my first marathon booked in October (Chelmsford) really looking forward to it as I’m desperate to get my first one under my belt. Also doing the Chelmsford half along with the Essex cross country 10k series.
3. What does running mean to you?
I guess running means lots of things, I really enjoy the feeling of pushing my body and the high you get after. I love the fact that so many more people are having a go, I just love to see runners, joggers, shufflers, any one who has put their trainers on and got out, just brings a smile to my face.
4. What is your best BRC moment?
One of my best memories would probably be completing the Bentley 15. A tough race, which pushed me. So much fun.
5. Proudest running moment?
I’ve run the Brentwood half twice now 2019/20. With the help of all those at the club and especially the group A peeps, I managed to take my time from 1:50 to 1:27.
6. Best bit of running advice you can give or have been given?
I’d definitely say to anyone considering running, just do it. Don’t worry. Don’t think. Just pop one foot in front of the other, and before you know it you’ll be hooked.