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Tasha Thompson

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Hey Tasha here, I have been running and racing for 23 years. I live in London, UK, and have two children and am the founder of Black Girls Do Run UK. I am also LiRf qualified, a runsome running mayor and involved with the London Marathon inclusion advisory group.

In 2019 to celebrate 20 years of running and I decided to give back to the sport I love to play and that has given me so much and created Black Girls Do Run UK; a community to inspire, encourage and motivate regular black women to run. The group was founded based on my experiences throughout my years of running and noticing that there was a lack of diversity in races and running in general, so I decided to try and do something about it. The initial aim of the group was to increase visibility of regular black women running and to meet up at races and it has grown into an amazing community and I am incredibly proud of it.

I am a huge advocate of running and believe that with the right encouragement anyone can run and call themselves a runner. I am especially passionate about running at our own happy pace, enjoying the process, celebrating achievements, creating bucket lists, cycling and finding creative ways to fit movement into our busy lives.

My running goals are to continue to nurture Black Girls Do Run UK, maybe run an ultra-race, cycle around the Isle of Wight and keep pressing forward with my goal to earn 100 running medals by the end of 2023.

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