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Meet Elizabeth From England!

For Global Running Day, we are celebrating runners from all over the globe! Follow the stories on our Instagram page.

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Elizabeth Chambers is from Royal Sutton Coldfield, England, and we asked her a few questions about running:

Why do you run?

22 years ago my mum passed away; she had breast cancer and I was 6. I struggled to find my way until I found running. I entered a local 5k and raised some money for a breast cancer charity; it took me 38 minutes. That was four years ago. Since then, I have ran the London Marathon and many more races. Running has changed my life. On Sunday, I ran that same race I did 4 years ago; this time I came in third.

Describe your favorite place to run.

My local park run. It’s a weekly timed 5k in my local park where people of all abilities come together to race against their PRs!

What’s your go-to pre- or post-run meal?

Pre-run I like to have a cheese sandwich on brown bread!

What makes you a badass? 

I’ve never given up! I’ve had some tough times but have always come out the other side with a big smile on my face!

How will you celebrate Global Running Day?

Taking part in the Sutton Fun Run! I’m hoping to beat my other half (who is also a runner but will be running the course pulling a van, so fingers crossed)!

Read all of our Global Running Day stories from runners all over the world here.