Grace in her own words:
“I’m driven by the need to inspire other people of colour on to the trails.
I want to increase diversity and participation in endurance running.
I’m also tired of being the only Black person at endurance events and feeling like I don’t belong.
I’ve run 70+ marathons including ultras, and I’m still going.”
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Being based on the South Coast of the UK
Working as a management consultant
Starting running in 2009
Training for her first 10k
Her early years and what she was like as a little girl
Being sporty but not outdoorsy
Her brothers and sisters
Her children and grandchildren
Being supported and inspired by fellow runners
Running her first 5k
Being determined to get better
Signing up for her first race
Running in the dark
Not having the confidence to run outdoors
Not wanting to stop
Joining a local running club
Running off road
Her love for running and feeling happy
Her accidental half marathon
What running has taught her
Running her first marathon in 2011
Running the Brighton Marathon multiple times
Sharing the lessons she’s learned
Why the race starts at mile 20
What a typical training week looks like
Focusing on strength training
Wanting to be the best version of herself
Finishing the race at Land’s End and feeling emotional
Focusing on core and endurance
Fuelling her long runs and focusing on eating real food
The women who have inspired her
How to connect with Grace
Final words of advice for new runners
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