Dr Caroline Pule is a passionate runner, biomedical scientist and philanthropist from Cape Town, South Africa. When she is not enjoying running, outdoor adventures or working at the forefront of global health medical research, she is on a mission to empower and inspire women across sports and science. In her story, Dr Pule shares how she moved from athletics to longer distances, what running means to her and her top tips for enjoying an active and healthy life. … More We are WONDERWOMEN: Caroline’s Story
Running has been a constant in Siân’s life- it brings clarity, improves confidence and has provided some of her biggest achievements. Alongside this, running has guided her through the life-changing journey of gender reassignment, culminating in living fulltime as a woman from August 2019. Over the years the reasons Siân runs have changed from chasing PBs to enjoying the experience, and the beautiful trails of Devon on her door-step are definitely an incentive to get out and run. In her story Siân shares her relationship with running and how this has helped her process difficult decisions and navigate dark times. She shares her race hopes for 2021, and her top tips for getting into running. … More We are WONDERWOMEN: Siân’s Story
Holly is a seasoned marathoner and accomplished mountain runner who swapped pounding the pavements for time on the trails. Her achievements include 8th place at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi (2010), team Bronze at the Barcelona European Games (2010) and 12th Place and team Bronze World LC Mountain Championships in Poland (2013). It all began whilst watching the London Marathon with a beer and burger in hand. In her story Holly shares her top tips for getting into running and how it feels to stand on the podium at the European Games. … More We are WONDERWOMEN: Holly’s Story
Kerry is an Irish Olympian making her Olympic debut in Rio 2016. She is now focussing her efforts towards the Tokyo Olympic Games. She has an extensive running CV clocking up various appearances during her 27 years of running including representing Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games, going to the World Championships in Beijing and 2 World Championship appearances in the Mountains. In her story Kerry talks about how discovering cross country at secondary school led her to the Olympics, what inspires her and what it feels like to step out onto the track at the Olympic games. … More We are WONDERWOMEN: Kerry’s Story
Alice is a GB Age Group Athlete, accomplished triathlete, Mother and Liv Cycling Ambassador. She uses positive mantras to help herself through tough sessions and will herself to succeed. From finding swimming as a child to trying triathlon as an adult, hear Alice’s story and top tips for swimming, cycling, running and triathlon. Alice taught me how to cycle in London and brave the traffic, plus the ins and outs of changing a tyre, so read on as she shares some of her top tips
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Welcome to WE ARE WONDERWOMEN, a series of short stories from inspirational women who swim, run and cycle amongst us. Ahead of International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March 2021, I’ll be celebrating the achievements, talking about the challenges and sharing tips from a variety of women across our sporting community.
Today I am sharing Hadeel’s story about life with Cerebral Palsy, and how running has helped her find her identity after a difficult divorce, and navigate depression and anxiety. … More We are WONDERWOMEN: Hadeel’s Story