Meet Elizabeth From England!

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


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.