Name: Jaclyn Gilbert
Current Hometown: Madison, CT (as of July 24, 2020) – moved from Brooklyn, NY
Family members we might see at a race: Jared (husband); Leland (son) – 11 months old; Phin (Weimaraner pup) going on 4 years old!
Current Employment: Fiction writer (author of debut novel, LATE AIR); part-time literary agent at Cullen Stanley International; and part-time tutor (English and creative writing)
Current running interest: (Trail? Mountain? Speed? Ultra? Staying injury free?) – Speed (anything between 5K and marathon)….have been out of competitive racing since early 2019 when became pregnant with son. Hoping to get back in shape for racing & for greater community through running as a new mom.
Favorite race: NYC Marathon
Race you have done the most times: Brooklyn Half Marathon
High School/College running programs: Highschool running – Manheim Township (1 mile/2 mile – district and state qualifier); Yale cross country, indoor & outdoor track
Hobbies: reading, journaling, running (and exploring trails with dog & baby)
A favorite quote: “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Earnest Hemingway
What you listen to on a road trip: A mixture of classical music, pop music, and folk classics…..sometimes a podcast like Hidden Brain, The Happiness Project, or Tara Brach on mindfulness.
Something that makes you weird: making up words and dances I hope my son and dog find funny…..reading books aloud to myself in a British accent.
Youthful PRs: 3K in college (10:05); 5K college cross country (17:58); 3200m in high school (11:13)
Open PRs: most recent – NYC marathon (3:23 in 2017); 5K 19:01 (2018)