This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
GB
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the United Kingdom version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Women’s Running > May-17 > MY RUNNING HERO

MY RUNNING HERO

FROM A DAD TO A DAME, FOUR WOMEN TELL LISA JACKSON ABOUT THE HEROES THAT INSPIRE THEM TO LOVE EVERY RUN

RUNNING HEROES

Donna (left) met her hero Dame Kelly at the Rio Olympics

“The list of inspirational running heroes in my life is near enough endless,” says Donna Richards from Wallington. “From the wellknown icons including Kathrine Switzer, Haile Gebrselassie, Jo Pavey, Denise Lewis, Paula Radcliffe, Zola Budd, Sally Gunnell, Mara Yamauchi, Mo Farah and Lornah Kiplagat to my everyday running friends who form part of my extended running family – I won’t attempt to list them all for fear of omitting anyone! But if I had to choose just one, the person who’s inspired my running the most is Dame Kelly Holmes, who won two gold medals at the 2004 Olympic Games. Despite facing adversity in her personal life, she refused to give up on her running dreams and I admire her passion for and dedication to her sport. I love, too, that she’s set up the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, which supports athletes helping disadvantaged young people get their lives back on track.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Women’s Running - May-17
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - May-17
£3.99
Or 399 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only £ 2.08 per issue
Including 3 Back Issues free!
SAVE
48%
Was £24.99
Now £24.99
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only £ 2.16 per issue
SAVE
46%
£12.99
Or 1299 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only £ 2.99 per issue
SAVE
25%
£2.99
Or 299 points

View Issues

About Women’s Running

In the May issue of Women's Running, on sale 30 March, we're getting you ready to run faster this spring! We've got the perfect 10K training plans for you, whether you're a first-timer, a gym bunny or looking to grab an amazing personal best this summer. Racing a spring marathon? Find out the secrets to success from the people working behind the scenes - everyone from first aiders to pacers to race photographers share their tips for staying on target (and grabbing some race pics to be proud of!). In this month's Trail Zone, find out why running in green spaces is so good for your mind and body. And don't miss the first ever Women's Running Nutrition Guide: your complete rundown of what to eat and drink to run faster, recover better and stay strong when you're training hard.
Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points