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Interview with a club: IE Running Club

running club in retiro [1]Who are we?

IE Running Club brings together current students, alumni and staff of IE who share a common interest in running. This is a club for regular runners and beginners alike as our members cover everything from casual joggers to ultra marathon runners. We use the club as a platform to share running tips, routes, training schedules and to find people at our pace to run with.

Current Coordinators

Our club coordinators are Ana Elisa Gil, Shawn Leamon and Vinay Paulose.

ana gil [2]Ana is a Venezuelan engineer, specialized in Digital Marketing who did the Masters in International Management with a dual specialization in Marketing and Sales, and Digital Business. She currently works in Online Marketing at BMW España. Her running objectives for 2013 are to run an average of 10k per week and improve on her last 10k mark which was 55’17”.

shawn [3]Shawn has a background in finance in New York City.  He enjoys the challenge of running the marathon and ultra-marathons on both roads and trails.  His favorite run is a few hours getting lost on the winding trails of Casa de Campo in Madrid.


Vinay Paulose - President [4]And the third coordinator is Vinay  Paulose. Vinay is a Supply Chain Engineer working in the field of shipping and logistics. His interests include scuba diving, skiing, surfing, travelling and of course, running. Vinay is a leisure runner who, after a long day of class, enjoys a good run to explore the remotest corners of Madrid.


Club Activities

1. We meet every Sunday at 7PM for a run. The meeting point is normally decided on a couple of days before and posted on the IE Running Club Facebook page [5]. We try and change the locations around to see different parts of Madrid.

2. Every Tuesday at 6-7PM we run at Parque Retiro with the VidaFit running club, run by a partner Breanne Kiefner. This is usually followed by beers at the James Joyce pub.

3. On Thursdays at 8PM there is the Nike run which many members of the club take part in. This is a great way to meet local runners from Madrid. The run starts from the Nike store on Gran Via and the routes change every week.

4. Besides the regular events members of the running club regularly take part in marathons across Europe and competitions such as the MBAT and IESE Spring Games. Many of us from the Club ran the Rock and Roll Madrid Marathon in April in IE colors. We were also the runners up cross country team at the 2013 MBAT held at HEC Paris.

Our Vision

The club strives to continue being a healthy and fun way of seeing Madrid and meeting people across different courses at IE. If there is a running event happening in or around Madrid, we will be there to represent IE.

Get in touch and participate!

To be a part of the action, you can join the ‘IE Running Club’ on Facebook [5].   

Here, members post a variety of running related information and we schedule running meets and events.