Running junkie: Katherine French - Women's Running

Running junkie: Katherine French

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  June 25, 2014


Running junkie: Katherine FrenchName: Katherine French

Age: 34

Job title: Communications Director

Tweeting @KToTheFry

Blogging @

Running status: Experienced



My signature running style is the brighter the better I’ve recently developed a new found love for Sweaty Betty and Lululemon. Who said running clothes have to be boring? On race day remember to match your trainers to your nails and your pants and you’re guaranteed to run faster!

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I think about absolutely everything and nothing when I run (if that’s possible) It often depends on the events of the day, I can solve some of my biggest problems when I’m running! Sometimes I plan my next blog post, what I’m having for dinner, whose birthday I need to remember next or I just get completely lost in thought.  Most importantly, running gives me some ‘me’ time to relax and unwind, it always makes me feel better after a stressful day.

My running top tip is to never give up Running isn’t always easy, it’s challenging, especially when you’re training for a particular event or running longer distances than you’re used to. Sometimes you can lose your mojo and, if that happens, it’s important to take a break for a week or so, you’ll soon be keen to get your trainers back on and fall back into love with running. Remember why you run and ENJOY it!

My running mantra is… In the morning you can be sore or you can be sorry, don’t save it for another day.

My best post-run treat is poached eggs and smoked salmon on wholemeal toast When I start to get hungry on longer runs it’s all I can think about!

My sporting heroine is Chrissie Wellington – British 4 x World Ironman Champion. The woman is absolutely phenomenal and her journey to the top wasn’t an easy one.  I was lucky enough to meet her last year and she’s very inspirational to listen to. My favourite fact about her is that she wore a Ketchup bottle as a fancy dress outfit when she was a child! Her book ‘A Life Without Limits’ is a must read, I took it on holiday and read it in a couple of days!

Katherine French 2My favourite running route is at my parents on the South Coast I head straight to Sandbanks for a run along the sea front, rain or shine, but in London you can’t beat Richmond Park. I love the feeling of stepping out of the City and being surrounded by other runners and cyclists and all that green space. The deer scare me a little though – I have to run faster when I go past them in case they spot me and chase me…No amount of interval training will help me outrun deer! 

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