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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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
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