Dora is a Running Coach for Nike UK and has launched Ultra Black Running - a community of Black Women and Non-Binary people to explore and experience the world of trail running.
“I’ll do everything I can, to make sure trail running becomes more diverse and work towards overcoming any barriers we may face”
Dora is a youth mentor and works on self-development programmes to encourage young people to engage in sport based initiatives.
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Why running is a really useful life tool
Starting running in 2013
Getting into running via boxing
Getting into boxing via a friend
Starting to take training seriously
Finding her tribe
The struggle with starting to run
Pushing herself to see how far she could run
Doing her first 10k
The importance of going back to you why
Having people to help hold you accountable
Struggling with the label of being "a runner”
Going to a run club for the first time
If you run, you are a runner
What happens at a run club
Feeling part of a team
Becoming a running coach
Leadership in Running
Studying Sports Coaching at University
Deciding to take on The Speed Project!
Running from LA to Las Vegas
Being part of a team of 8
Doing intense training
Running in Death Valley
Fears and concerns before the race
Getting through tough sections
Her role in the team
The push to the finish line and celebrating the end!
Needing a new challenge…
Deciding to the Speed Project a second time!!
Her favourite distance to run
What a typical running week would look like
Training for life
Running the Virtual Race to the Stones (100k in 7 days)
Getting out of the door in the morning
Having to be tough on yourself to get things done
Foam rolling & stretching….
Advice from her physio around active recovery
Founding Ultra Black Running in July 2020
Wanting to do something for Black Women
Getting into trail running
Starting to fall out of love with running
Feeling overwhelmed and anxious
Wanting to share the joy with other people
Waning to create a space for Black Women and Non Binary people
Encouraging others to get into trail running
Her dreams and thinking 5 years in the future
Wanting to continue doing the work she is doing
Loving South African House music
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Final word of advice to encourage other women to get running
Last Pick Athletics Club (LPAC) was created by and for individuals who want to change the way they look at exercise and fitness.
Website - www.lastpick.co.uk
Ultra Black Running - Celebrating and championing Black women and Black non-binary people in Trail running and beyond.
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