News Release: Who are the fastest women in the UK?

On 30th May, we challenged over 1800 women to race for Team North or South over 5km and see who was the fastest… For thirty days, 1766 women challenged themselves to improve their running technique, efficiency and speed over 5km with the Girls Run the World 30 Day Race Shape Challenge (usually £50, it was free during Covid to help raise money for Refuge). A further 89 women signed up for the final showdown, Queens of Speed North vs South virtual 5k challenge on 30th May. 40.2% ran for Team North, 59.8% for Team South. And the winners were… Team South, with an

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News Release: Queens of Speed Virtual 5km

Who will be crowned the fastest female region in the UK? Join our fun virtual 5km in support of Refuge and be counted Runners the world over have been missing their daily Saturday fix of Parkrun. But this Saturday May 30th is different. Join the Girls Run the World Virtual 5km in support of Refuge. Run it fast, slow, or walk-run …but take part and be counted! This is not just about you but about your team – choose whether you run for the North of the UK or the South (even if you live in Australia). Our team at

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Junior Freelance Content Writer

Would you like to be part of a fast growing digital company that helps to inspire, motivate and empower women? The freelance Content & Community Writer will work closely with the founder of Girls Run the World on strategy. Your main role will be researching, writing, editing and commissioning stories for the GRTW content platform on our website, weekly newsletters and social media posts. You will be responsible for creating bold, compelling and engaging written content for all our digital platforms. You should have a passion for writing, social media, and be confident writing content across topics related to running,

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Letting go of event goals during Covid-19

Leanne Fullwood, 32, a critical care nurse from Birmingham explains how she has coped with letting go of training and endurance fitness during Covid-19 I’ve been a runner since university and a triathlete for five years, having done a full Ironman in 2018 and seven half distance triathlons of 70.3 distances. I love it but juggling three sports, rather than just running is tricky at the best of times. With the restrictions on exercise during Covid-19, adding to my role in nursing, I’ve had to learn to adapt and let go of worrying about loss of fitness and the disappointment

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How learning to recover made me a stronger ultra runner

Georgina Smith, 34, a chef lives in Chamonix with husband, Dan Fitzgerald. She reveals how pulling out of the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa, a 72 mile ultra race in September 2018 eventually led to a podium place When you train for a mountain ultra with 10 summits over 4000 metres, it puts the fear of god into you so you train hard! The race had been created by Lizzy Hawker, record five-time winner of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, who had used the trails around Monte Rosa, which lie between Italy and Switzerland to train for the UTMB.  Renowned

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Cycling through grief to adventure

Danielle Payton, 27, a teacher from Norfolk discovered cycling after losing her friend, Harry Uzoka to a senseless knife attack in 2018. Here she shares her adventure of cycling across five countries in five days. If someone had told me that at the age of 27, I’d be cycling across five countries in five days with only a spare change of shorts and an old pair of Converse for a change of clothes, having previously worked in high end fashion, I would have laughed. Yet, that is exactly what I decided to do last summer of 2019. Just 11 months

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Lessons we learn when running

Lacking motivation without a confirmed race? Here, Erika Snyder, 36, yoga teacher and mum of three from Washington, US, explains how a switch in mindset during her first ultra marathon helped her to let go Why do I run? Why do any of us run? It’s a question that my coach, Danielle, often asks me. ‘What is your why?’ Like most of us, my answers used to range depending on the day. Some days, it’s to escape the house, other times, a quest for fitness, or simply a chance to slow down and take time out from the relentless pace

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Five of the world’s most amazing outdoor pools

We can but dream…add these to your triathlon outdoor swimming wish list… The San Alfonso del Mar, Chile This private water resort in Chile is 1km long, still quite a few laps for an Ironman distance swim but we wouldn’t complain! Kolej Yayasan Saad (KYS) international School, Malaysia This has got to be the most amazing lap pool over at over 3km per length. Bit of a pain if your coach has given you a kicking drill for one length, eh? Chamonix, Mont- Blanc, France Chamonix, our hearts like in this gorgeous mountain town in the Alps where we hold

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11 life positive tips for getting through Covid-19

Feeling anxious and out of control due to the corona pandemic? Katherine O’Hara, 43, life coach, mum of two and former professional Ironman athlete, gives her tips on how to survive the uncertainty positively Having never experienced a pandemic like the Corona virus in my lifetime, all I know is that, much like an endurance event we are going to have to pace ourselves and break it down into steps that we know that we can achieve. The only difference is, we do not know where the finish line will be and that line keeps moving. The challenge is different

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