Welcome to In Her Nature

History of Women's Running
In Her Nature is a blog about women and running. Specifically, it is about women and trail-running across beautiful landscapes. The blog is related to research I’m doing for my book In Her Nature, which will be published by Chatto & Windus in 2022, and which will explore myriad examples of women’s interactions with the natural world, from the eighteenth century to the present day. But this blog will also be a more informal record of my thoughts and experiences as a female long-distance trail-runner.  Women are increasingly visible and present and impressive at running events from 5Ks to ultras, at elite and amateur levels. 43% of UK parkrunners are female. In the 1990s, women represented only around 5% of participants in ultras, but today we’re up to around 20-25%. Some…
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