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
If you’re looking for some track Tuesday motivation then look no further than former track athlete and founder of DASH Sprint Club, Sarada Ochen. Sarada juggles training, motherhood, general life and running a business all with bounds of energy and enthusiasm. I first met Sarada at a DASH sprinting workshop and ahead of Manchester Marathon she kindly took me under her wing and taught me that speed work, and particularly sprinting doesn’t have to be scary. She has a natural ability to enthuse those around her and give them the belief that they CAN sprint. There are so many things that Sarada has taught me that stick with me every time I run. … More We are WONDERWOMEN: Sarada’s Story
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