"No one else is you! And THAT is your power!"

Bianca Hilpert

Work at an insurance company

Hi everyone! My name is Bianca and I´m 38 years old. I work at in insurance and I´m living in the most beautiful city of Germany - Hamburg. I played handball for a long time (since I was seven years old) and started running in 2008 as well. Running relaxes me and makes me smile. After an exhausting day, I can release my thoughts and the it puts me in such a good mood. I also like to run in a group, because it is great to run and talk.

//// Why did you start running - what was your motivation?

In 2008 I broke up with my boyfriend. It was hard for me to be alone in the new apartment. So I went out and ran. That helped me a lot during this time.

//// Do you remember your first race? How was your feeling when you finished?

I ran my first official race in Hamburg in 2009 - the Sport Check Night Run. It made me proud and happy. In addition, it was great to tackle this route with many other people at the same time. Everywhere I saw happy faces at the finish and I decided that I would like to experience it more often.

//// What is the one run you'll never forget, and why?

In 2017 I ran my first half marathon here in Hamburg. It was a very emotional race because I was supported by my friends and family. They stood around the course and cheered me on. I will never forget that.

//// Why are you a 361° ambassador? What motivates you to go beyond expectations?

I am a 361 ° Ambassador because even as a hobby runner I regularly push myself to my limits and go beyond expectations. I trained with enthusiasm for my first marathon in 2018 and was able to motivate other people to run. My sister started running and some co-workers sometimes accompany me. These successes motivate me to go a little bit beyond expectations everyday. 

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