“I did something crazy and entered a race I had vowed I would never, ever run.”
Ultra runner Jasmin Paris, 35, was referring to the Montane Spine Race – dubbed “Britain’s most brutal race”.
Not only did she enter the 268-mile race; on Wednesday, she became the first woman to win it, and smashed the course record by 12 hours in the process.
Paris, who gave birth to daughter Rowan 14 months ago, says motherhood and the comforts of home had seen her motivation for training drop off – so targeting one of the world’s toughest endurance races was just the incentive she needed. BBC News