It’s a very special club Q&A’s this week as we now reach our 100th member(s). This started out as a trial session so members could get to know the committee but after that trial we moved on to the club members just so we knew their names. Such has been it’s popularity that we now find ourselves 100 members on. Thank you to everyone who has taken part so far but we still have some more to go yet.
So on to this weeks Q&A session and we bring you a double special in a double act by the name of Barker & Sacree. For those of you that know of these ladies already, then you will know that they are both pretty inseparable and do pretty much everything together, as you will discover from the answers below.
They are two 26 year old’s who have been best friends since the age of 11. They are such good friends that they have just bought a flat together and since they’re pretty much inseparable, basically a married couple, they’ve decided to answer these questions as a pair.
Rachael is a Recruitment Consultant, specialising in Hospitality… so if you know any chefs or bar staff looking for work send them her way! She has a love of Crossfit & netball and from what I’m told she has a shopping addiction which is out of control!!!
Martha is a maths teacher at Patcham High. She’s also a season ticket holder for Brighton and Hove Albion, sings in a choir and loves, loves, loves reading and doing jigsaw puzzles. She also has very strong political views but we won’t get into that on here!
The girls both love a good party and like to drink 1 (or 8 I’m informed) espresso martinis!!!
Names: Rachael Barker & Martha Sacree
1. When and why did you join Arena:
We both joined in September 2017 by recommendation of the one and only Michael Barker.
2. How long have you been running:
Rachael was part of Brighton and Hove athletics club as a teenager.
Martha started running in 2016 just before the Brighton Half Marathon.
3. Where did you grow up:
We are Brighton born and bred gals and we attended Cardinal Newman School together.
4. What was the last thing you binged watched:
We’re currently binge watching Gossip Girl together xoxo (Love Island has also become a part of our daily routine).
5. When did you last step outside and what were you doing:
We just walked to the train station together (regretting our choice of outfit on this lovely sunny Sunday). As we speak, we’re on the train to London to go to a Demi Lovato concert. Favourite song: Tell Me You Love Me.
6. What’s your favourite ever film:
Rachael: LOVE Coach Carter; we must have watched it at least 22 times when we were growing up. Other favourite include (from our teenage years) include: Means Girls, Dirty Dancing, Notting Hill and Pretty Women.
Martha: Enjoy every musical there’s ever been. The Sound of Music is probably top of the list.
7. Best gig you ever went to:
Rachael: I still remember the S Club 7 concert I went to when I was 8.
Martha: I just love Glastonbury; The Killers secret gig in 2017 springs to mind.
8. If your best friend described you in 3 words what do you think they would say:
Can we just describe each other here? Rachael is hilariously funny, very kind and loves a routine. Martha is great with angles, quirky and creative.
9. If you were going to be stranded on a desert island with only one book / one DVD & one album what would you take:
Rachael: Any Beyoncé album and Legally blond.
Martha: My limited edition set of Harry Potter books and the Courteener’s St Jude album.
10. What would be the hardest thing for you to give up:
Both: Alcohol (but we do it occasionally) and obviously exercise.
11. Have you any aspirations in the next ten years:
Can we say that we want to have kids at the same time & they grow up to be bezzos like us?
12. What do you think was the most important invention in the last 100 years:
Rachael: It’s amazing that aeroplanes can fly.
Martha: The NHS and state education are both pretty amazing (are they an invention?).
13. Does anything scare you:
Rachael: Everything (the list goes on and on and on…).
Martha: Nothing (Brighton are safe in the premier league for another season).
14. What one thing would you gladly do again:
Both: Go travelling.
15. Tell us something we don’t know about you:
Rachael: I’ve travelled America on my own.
Martha: I’m an avid skier.
16. Who is your sporting hero:
Rachael: Adore Usain Bolt.
Martha: I like pretty much every Brighton player to have ever lived; Bruno is a genuine, lovely guy.
17. You have your headphones on and you’re out on a run, what would be playing:
Rachael: I like to listen to house music on my long runs.
Martha: I listen to musicals or podcasts.
18. Is there one thing that you can’t do, that you wish you could do?
Rachael: I wish I could sing and dance
Martha: I would love to be able to speak a language; Spanish probably.
19. What is your one weakness:
Both: Shopping for clothes, clothes, clothes and holidays. Basically spending money is something we’re both fantastic at.
20. What one word or sentence do you say the most:
Hunzeeeeeee is our word.
Peace out. xoxo
Our biggest thanks to Rachael and Martha for their Q&A’s this week and we hope that you feel that you have now got to know the ladies a little better. Check back next Wednesday for another set of Q&A’s with our chosen club member.