About Us

“The Girls Run the World mission is to help every single woman believe in their ability to achieve audacious goals and to create gender balance in running and triathlon participation.”

Rachael, Founder & CEO

Passionate about creating community and empowering women to believe in the possibility of achieving their impossible, she has spent the last decade creating female focused brands.

Coach,  writer and speaker, she has presented at event exhibitions including the Brighton Marathon and The Digital Running Show and as a former senior journalist continues to flex her content muscles by presenting the Train Smart, Race Happy podcast. 

Coaching Qualifications

  • Biomechanics & Running Gait Reassessment 
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • EA Running Coach
  • British Triathlon Level One Coach
  • Shivananda Yoga 

Achievements

  • GB Age Group Olympic Triathlon 2019, Mumbai Marathon 1st vet female (2013), Fort William Marathon, 3rd (2016)
  • Personal bests: 5km: 19.45, 10km: 41.40, 13.1miles:1.33, 26.2miles:3.16

Dawn, Physiotherapy Consult

An qualified physiotherapist with her own practise specialising in treating runners, Dawn has consulted for Team GB physiotherapists, helping to create programmes for elite athletes and is the official physiotherapist of the Brighton Marathon.

She directs the GRTW  physiotherapy content and is a presenter and speaker. 

With two goregous daughters, Dawn got into running as a convenient way to exercise and for headspace. But now her girls are older, she has returned to her first love, swimming and is more often to be found in googles and swim cap in the sea traning for Swim-Run events. 

Qualifications: Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, BSc Physio. 

 

 

Tara, Head Honcho Run Programming

When Tara runs, she gets all the Strava crowns! But this wasn't always the case - and she certainly did not come from a background of running.

As with many of us, Tara decided to run a marathon in 2010, increased her mileage too quickly and came away with a time of 4 hours 48 minutes and shin splints. But she was hooked. 

With consistency, she's gone against the perceived opinion that you get slower with age and has just got faster and faster.

Her marathon PB is now 3 hours, 9 minutes but she still thinks of her first marathon as the most special because, 'it was the day I discovered that I was capable of something that had seemed impossible.'

At 50, she's now a sub 18 minute 5km runner but understands how to train all levels of runner. A particular proponent of Chi & Pose running techniques, she believes consistency is the key to unlocking performance gains.  

Coaching Qualifications

EA Running Coach Level 2 

Achievements

  • Sussex 10km Road Racing Champion in age category 40-49
  • Personal bests, 5km: 18.22, 5th fastest UK parkrun in age category 45-49 (2017), 10km: 37.43, Half Marathon: 1.26, Marathon: 3.09

Saffi, Head of Partnerships

Saffi is our team dynamo, keeping customers happy and making sure they can access all our online programmes, get their hands on our lovely merchandise and book on to our range of retreats.

She is passionate about empowering women and works hard to create collaborative partnerships with brands, events and charities to further our mission.

As she admits, she's not much of a runner or triathlete but she loves horse riding - one of these days we will get her to a triathlon finish line! 

Want to work with us? Speak to saffi@girlsruntheworld.co.uk

Sarah, chief wordsmith

Sarah, is our roving reporter, formerly in Brighton and now running the trails and tarmac of California where she has relocated with her husband and two children. 

A former brand strategist, she loves to run and share all things running and lifestyle as part of our blogging team.