Tasha Thompson - Athlete Ambassador
Have you always been into sport?
I have always been into sports. I ran 800m and 1500m at school and loved playing squash.
How did you first get into triathlon?
I am not a strong swimmer so you may not ever see me doing the swim section of a triathlon, would love to be part of a team and do the run or bike bit and have entered the London Duathlon twice now but am yet to do it, had to pull out in 2007 because I was pregnant and last years one was postponed because of the pandemic. Hopefully the 2021 event will go ahead.
What has been your favourite race to date and why?
My very first marathon, The Flora London Marathon in 2001, because I didn't think I would ever get to the finish line and it is the only race my dad has been at the end waiting for me.
What is your proudest achievement?
My proudest achievement has been creating the running community Black Girls Do Run UK.
Have you ever had any racing disasters?
Many training run disasters, worst being falling down whilst running and somehow skidding on gravel and looking like I had been in a boxing ring and cutting my knee really badly just before The 2004 Paris Marathon. Thankfully no racing disasters.
How do you overcome setbacks?
I tell myself if at first you don't succeed try and try again.
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Don't skimp on stretching.
What are your goals?
I am a goal digger! My 2021 goals include to run, walk and cycle 2021 miles for 2021, Do a 21 miles bike ride and run in every park in my borough.
Who inspires you?
Normal, everyday runners inspire me. The ones who despite the odds and all the balls they juggle in their lives, make time to be active.
Why work with Sundried?
I love Sundried's ethos; Especially that they make apparel that is built to last as well as look good and being functional which is so important during a time where unwanted clothing is one of the biggest contributors to landfill.
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