Tasha, 43, from London is the founder of Black Girls Do Run UK.
In 2019, Tasha set up the online community to inspire black women to run for their health, fitness and mental wellbeing.
Tasha talking about running:
“I am a runner and running is definitely part of my identity and how I am often identified by others. For me, being a runner is to simply be someone who runs, enjoys running and becomes miserable if they cannot run – because it is such a big and important part of your life and who you are. It is not about racing, speed, distance, fitness levels or running daily, it is a feeling where life isn’t quite right without running.”
Listen to Tasha on the Tough Girl Podcast as she shares more about her life, her passion for running, how she got into running, what she loves about it as well as giving you lots of top tips to help you with your running journey.
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Who is Tasha
Living in London
Being a runner for 23 years
Doing her first race in 1999
Growing up with an older sister in there early 80s
Spending time in the outdoors
Being a runner at school and being encouraged to join the athletics team
Running 800m and 1500m
What happened after leaving school
Her early 20s and not being active
Exercising 3x a week?
Wanting to lead an active lifestyle
Loving the treadmill
Going running outside for the first time and why she loved it
Doing her first 5k and why it helped to change her life
Being encouraged to sign up for her first race
Being a runner and identifying as such
How running makes her feel
Her running journey
Being inspired by the London Marathon
Doing the London Marathon in 2000 and raising money for charity
How it felt finishing the race
Doing the Paris Marathon in 2004
The women who have inspired Tasha
Being inspired by Paula Radcliffe
How you entered the London Marathon before it being online
Being inspired by everyday women
Making running work for her
Fitting running into her life and having to be creative with her time
Choosing to run at 5am
Training for a half marathon in April
Founding Black Girls Do Ru