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IE Running Club 2018 Recap

Written on December 17, 2018 by Campus Life in Sports

The IE Running Club, being a social group, attracts running enthusiasts of all different ability levels for the weekly runs. However, some serious runners amongst us also love preparing for and taking part in marathon events that happen in the city and country! Here are some notable accomplishments and pictures of some of the folks from our IE community.

Madrid Corre Por Madrid 10k (September 23, 2018)
Katie Williams (IMBA September 2018 Intake) placed 2nd in the Women’s category with a time of 37:14.

EcoTrail Madrid 2018 (November 10, 2018)
For the 21K, Katie Williams (IMBA September 2018 Intake) came first in the Women’s category and fourth overall with a time of 1:41:19.

Valencia Marathon 2018 (December 2, 2018)
Ricardo Martinez, Rodrigo Alonso and Murray Fraser (IMBA January 2018 Intake) completed the full marathon (42K).

Do join the IE Running Club on Campus Life, and follow us on Instagram (@ierunners) for updates on schedule for weekly runs, upcoming marathons and running events.
IE Running Club Co-ordinators


Running Club presentation

Written on December 13, 2018 by Campus Life in Sports

“Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest.” – Haruki Murakami
The IE Running Club is a social group for running enthusiasts for all programs of the IE University based in Madrid. The objective of the Club is to bring together people, with abilities ranging from amateurs to serious runners, and help build and grow this community.
The club operates with three different sets of events:

  • Regular Sunday runs – venues alternate between Retiro Park or Casa de Campo
  • Impromptu weekday runs – smaller runs/intervals at Parque Santander
  • Marathon events in Spain – we even have winners amongst us! (more on that in a separate, exclusive post)

The post-run time is also a great opportunity for different programs and intakes to meet each other and discuss the club activities, upcoming races as well as share personal stories of inspiration.

All events are posted on Campus Life, and the group uses WhatsApp as the primary form of communication and coordination. Keeping in touch with the times, all the events are loaded on the school’s Strava community, including the route to be followed.
There is also an active Instagram page, to give you all the right nudges and inspiration to get you moving!
Here’s to making 2019 a more active year for all 🙂


IE Running Club 2014

Written on January 9, 2015 by Campus Life in Sports

running club1From the MBAT to the Madrid Marathon to fun runs in Retiro and Casa de Campo, IE’s Runners Have Covered Ground

Having met on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, and whenever the roads/trails were calling, members of the IE Running Club have run all over Europe and have enjoyed a year filled with sweat, dirt, adrenaline, and fun. Through bad weather, injuries, muddy trails, leg cramps and more, our runners have exemplified the true grit that comes with dedication to the sport. And our new runners have accomplished more than they ever thought possible! What better way to get to know a city than on foot, and Madrid has been quite the city to run indeed. Nowhere else can you finish off a jog in el Parque del Buen Retiro with a pincho of tortilla and a caña, so make running your new way to blow off steam, stay in shape, and explore while at IE!



Interview with a club: IE Running Club

Written on June 3, 2013 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Sports

running club in retiroWho 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 gilAna 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”.

shawnShawn 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 - PresidentAnd 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. 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.   

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

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