21 episodes

Be inspired by stories of endurance, speed and adventure from inspiring every day female runners and triathletes from around the world. And learn from some of the top female experts.

Presented by Rachael Woolston, owner of the digital content platform, Girls Run the World and journalist for Runner's World, Women's Running UK and more.

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Be inspired by stories of endurance, speed and adventure from inspiring every day female runners and triathletes from around the world. And learn from some of the top female experts.

Presented by Rachael Woolston, owner of the digital content platform, Girls Run the World and journalist for Runner's World, Women's Running UK and more.

    Trailblazers - Emancipated Run Crew

    Trailblazers - Emancipated Run Crew

    '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.

    • 27 min
    TrailBlazer: Elle Linton

    TrailBlazer: Elle Linton

    'Why do I want to ride round and round in a circle?' was Elle Linton's response when her friend suggested they cycle to Richmond Park and do some laps.
    Having on ever cycled to commute to work in London, cycling for fitness, friendship and fun was a new concept.
    Fast forward to now and she's am ambassador for Liv Cycling, has her own cycling club and loves cyclocross. Listen to what inspires her and being a black woman in the sport.

    • 28 min
    Trail Blazers`: Claire Smith

    Trail Blazers`: Claire Smith

    Ultra athlete, Claire Smith of Brutal Events shares her experience of running JOGLE self supported, the route, the nutrition and the mental highs and lows of taking on such an epic endurance event.
    Plus, what drives her to constantly push into the dark spaces of endurance, from taking on 20 Ironman distance events in one go, to her next goal the Arch to Arc.

    • 30 min
    Trail Blazers: Laura Kennington

    Trail Blazers: Laura Kennington

    When Laura Kennington felt a bit fed up with her life and work, she decided to change it. After hearing about the Russian river Volga during a pub quiz she decided she was going to kayak down it. Solo. With no kayaking experience.
    It set in motion a career as an adventure athlete in a world typically governed by men.
    She now uses human powered travel to inspire and encourage others to get outside and have adventures.   

    • 21 min
    Trail Blazers: Beth Pascall

    Trail Blazers: Beth Pascall

    In July 2020, Beth Pascall, an ultra runner and full time doctor, smashed the Bob Graham record in 14 hours 34 minutes - taking 50 minutes off the previous best.
    In a loop starting and finishing in Keswick in the Lake District, the 65 mile challenge involves running 42 fells with an 8,2000m ascent.
    Find out what inspires her to challenge her body and mind to push into the outer edges of extreme challenge. And the benefit of having just one goal to aim for with the impact of lockdown.

    • 27 min
    Exploring Race and Diversity: Jevid Majid

    Exploring Race and Diversity: Jevid Majid

    Jevid Majid started running at Parkrun in Nottingham in 2017. 
    As a way of getting fit the mum of two says, 'It’s the most liberating feeling having that escape, and it benefitting your physical and emotional health.'

    As a Muslim woman, Jevid also wanted to encourage more BAME women to running and now shares her journey on social media to help inspire others.. 

    • 20 min

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