1000 RUNS for KIM JARVIS
Interview by J K Runners
Kim Jarvis has just written herself into the records book. She is the first female member of the club to reach 1000 runs and the fourth in the elite group of 1000+ runs.
Kim began her running when her children showed an interest in the sport. They joined the ORC and with a few adults there she decided to have a go as well. That was 11 years ago. Running has now etched itself into Kim’s bones and it is keeping her fit and healthy. Her greatest joy is that it allows her to eat anything she wants and she doesn’t have to worry about putting on weight.
Kim states the most enjoyable thing is when she has set goals and achieves it such as training hard for a PB at Elephant Park. Candidly she also admits to the social aspect of having a great chat with friends. After 1000 runs Kim reflects on her best memory as running her first marathon in Canberra with Bill Fairgrieve. It was such an amazing experience, there was a hot air balloon festival on at the time and I remember us looking up at the balloons and talking about how glorious they were. At the end of the marathon it was great to see my family and friends cheering me on as I crossed the finish line.
Running has offered Kim a variety of new opportunities and experiences – running marathons in Sydney and Canberra, half marathons in Mudgee, Bathurst – places I may have never gone to without finding Runners Club.
Congratulations Kim on your 1000 runs, it is certainly an achievement that you should be proud of and one that many others can aspire to.