Rachel Reyna Fachruddin

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

1. Who you are, how old you are and what you do?
My name is Rachel Reyna Fachruddin, 23 years old, born and living in Jakarta, Indonesia. I graduated from The London School of Public Relations - Jakarta in 2012, majoring in Advertising but funny enough had a taste of working in an ad agency and kinda hated it. I'm currently trying to build my own clothing line just to get away from the corporate world.

2. Location and crew?
I run with Running Rage(Jakarta), a solid, fun, energetic and youthful group.

3. What you have gained from running?
The term running has stuck with me for quite some time. I got the chance to spend my childhood years in Perth, Australia. A country where sports is introduced to you in 1st year of primary school, it's no surprise you'll find great athletes in Australia. You just cannot escape from sports at school. Basically, this is where I started to fall in love with running and sports in general. I was quite the sprinter throughout 1st - 3rd grade of primary school winning a whole lot of blue ribbons then became old enough to compete in cross country. Cross country or long distance running took me to a completely different level. A level where pain is being endured and where your mind is your own enemy to beat besides the people in front of you. Through all the years of running, I've come to learn that pain is definitely temporary and that the mind can always be conquered.

4. What you hope to achieve in future?
I do see myself running when I'm 50 something year old, perhaps even older. I do hope to one day conquer a full marathon, well next year I will. I hope to also one day conquer a trail event, top of my list is Mount Rinjani Ultra, this is quite a badass trail event and specific requirements are needed to participate in the event.

5. What makes you an indie runner?
I guess what makes me different is that I'm a girl (lol) not many girls here at my age are serious enough to run. I mean, they don't see it as something that can change them. I used to smoke and quit because of running. It can really change your lifestyle. It really can. I'm not saying all girls are like this, but some. Running or sports in general done at early ages is equivalent to better physical days in the future. So everybody start running! Especially girls :)

- follow her on instagram: @reynarachel


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