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Meet Lauren Woodwiss

Lauren is originally from Birmingham, but is currently living in northern Italy for two years with her husband and Aussie Shepherd dog. She grew up playing all kinds of different sports and took part in a range of different school and club running events, from cross country through to track and field. It’s always been abundantly clear that short distance speed is not her forte, and people often joke that she only really gets going after about 2 hours of running.

In her early 20’s, Lauren spent a lot of time living in the French Alps and it’s here that it became clear that her passion lay in mountain running. Over the years, she’s experimented with a mixture of distances in the mountains, anything from 5k’s through to 80k events, but her real passion lies in super technical events, such as Trofeo Kima and Tromso Skyrace.

In 2021, she competed in a selection of the UK’s most technical races, finishing 1 st at Scafell skyrace, 2 nd at Snowdon skyline, and 1 st at Ultra Trail Snowdonia 50k. She went on to represent the UK skyrunning team in 2022, following a 3 rd place finish at the Trofeo Kima skyrace.

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