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Jasmin Paris - British ultra runner who won the 268-mile Spine Race and first woman to win the race

Jasmin Paris - British ultra runner who won the 268-mile Spine Race and first woman to win the race outright!

Jasmin Paris is a mother, long distance fell runner, small animal vet and research scientist, who was launched into the media spotlight in January this year when she won the 268-mile Montane Spine race outright, breaking the overall record by 12 hours, and beating her nearest rival by 15 hours.

Jasmin was born in Manchester in 1983, and brought up between the Peak District, UK, and Šumava, Czech Republic. She studied veterinary science at Liverpool University (2002-2008).

Although very active outdoors throughout childhood, it was not until 2008, whilst working for a year as a small animal vet in Glossop that she started fell running. In 2015, Jasmin finished first lady and second overall at the infamous Dragon’s Back race, and the same year she won the British Fellrunning Championship for the first time.

In 2016, she gained international recognition by winning the Skyrunning Extreme Series, and the same year she broke records for the three classic UK 24-hour hill challenges. In 2017, Jasmin gave birth to her daughter Rowan. She returned to racing by winning the British Fellrunning Championship in 2018, and thereafter the Spine in 2019.

Between 2015 and 2019, Jasmin completed a PhD studying the role of the RNA-methylation reader protein YTHDF2 in acute myeloid leukaemia. She is currently working as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.


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Show notes

  • Growing up in the Peak District and spending time in the Czech Republic

  • When she started to get into running

  • Doing her first fell race

  • Falling in love with running and spending time outdoors

  • Starting to enter more and more races

  • Losing her mentor - John Hewitt

  • The mental side of races

  • Her background in hill walking/endurance hiking

  • The Dragon’s Back race in Wales

  • Rest and recovery and what she does during stage races

  • Nutrition and food during races

  • Winning the British Championships in 2015

  • Having a full on 2015 and racing every weekend apart from 2!

  • Cross training, swimming, hiking and strength work

  • What’s going through her head when racing

  • The challenges of the Paddy Buckley Round

  • Running while pregnant and the transition to motherhood

  • The Spine Race in 2019!

  • The challenges of sleep deprivation

  • Going massive on social media

  • Focusing on family and completing her PHD

  • Why running has to be fun!

  • Advice and top tips to motivate and inspire you

  • Quick Fire Questions


Social Media

Twitter - @JasminKParis


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1 Comment

Jan Bergstrom
Jan Bergstrom
5 days ago

Jasmina is a great example of a tough girl! :)

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