Girls Run the World, Experts Tiina Hoffman
Girls Run the World
by Rachael Woolston
6M ago
We all know sleeping and eating the right things are the best way to recover from exercise, and for life in general to ensure good health and performance. But there are clever hacks that you can do throughout the day that will help you ensure good sleep recovery strategy. Getting good quality sleep, starts during the day. Want to know more? Listen to our podcast with Tiina Hoffman, who who has worked at the University of Alaska as a Nordic skiing coach and at the Research Institute for Olympic Sports in Finland and is now a wellness expert with the heart rate variability technology, Firstbeat ..read more
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GRTW Inspiration, Katie Wright
Girls Run the World
by Rachael Woolston
6M ago
Knowing how and when to eat, when to get a cat nap or what to wear on any ultra race is difficult. But imagine what it's like when you have no idea long you'll have to run for. This is what Katie Wright faced when she took on the Backyard Relaps event in New Zealand, eventually running 201km in 30 hours to be the last one standing. We chat nutrition, mental strategy and how to cope with menstruation when taking on a long endurance race.    Picture credit: www.kunalkumarphoto.com ..read more
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Girls Run the World Inspiration: Jenny Spink
Girls Run the World
by Rachael Woolston
6M ago
In 2019, Jenny Spink, 37 won the Manchester Marathon after many years of working towards a personal best. Here she chats about what inspires her to keep running and the training tips that lead to her success.  ..read more
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Trailblazers - Jules and Dee Stephenson
Girls Run the World
by Rachael Woolston
6M ago
  'If the only black people you see in magazines are elite runners, it makes you feel that you have to be exceptional to take part in running.' Listen to these two trailblazing sisters (not sistas, they really are siblings!) chat about growing up in London, how they started running, and the work they are doing to help encourage other BAME men and women to run ..read more
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TrailBlazers: Elle Linton
Girls Run the World
by Rachael Woolston
6M ago
Elle Linton started cycling as a way of commuting to work in London. So when a friend suggested they cycled to Richmond Park just to 'cycle round and round,' she thought it was a crazy idea. 'Why ride round in a circle?'  Despite the punctures enroute, she discovered a love of cycling for the community, being able to explore and a way of getting fit. So much so, she set up her own women's cycling group to inspire others - and so she had a group of women to spin with right from her front door. Now, an ambassador for Liv Cycling UK, Elle has discovered a passion for cycle-cross - ' The Toug ..read more
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Trail Blazers`: Claire Smith
Girls Run the World
by Rachael Woolston
6M ago
Over twenty years ago Claire Smith (@brutalclaire) started running, pushing her baby in a buggy in a bid to lose weight. This August, she was back to pushing a baby stroller but this time, it carried everything she needed to run the length of the UK without any support from John'O Groats to Lands End. She certainly has form. This is the endurance athlete who has also completed 20 back to back Ironman distance events. So, if you're about to take on the virtual @londonmarathon today, listen to this for inspiration and proof that no matter, how tough it gets, the mind is an incredible thing. Good ..read more
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Trail Blazers: Beth Pascall
Girls Run the World
by Rachael Woolston
6M ago
Beth Pascall, 32 is a true trail blazing ultra runner.  Even as a young girl, there was something about exploring the outer edges of comfort and challenging herself that appealed.  From begging her dad and brother to let her go on a long bike ride when she was young, this love of exploring the world we live in and the extremes to which the human mind and body go motivates her in all she does.  Listen for more on what motivates her and how lockdown forced her to focus on just one goal - smashing the Bob Graham record. In a loop starting and finishing in Keswick in the Lake Distri ..read more
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