Jasmin Paris is a mother-of-two, long distance fell runner, small animal vet and research scientist, who was launched into the media spotlight in January 2019 when she won the 268-mile Montane Spine race outright, breaking the overall record by 12 hours, and beating her nearest rival by 15 hours.
Although very active outdoors throughout childhood, it was not until 2008, whilst working for a year as a small animal vet in Glossop that she started fell running. In 2015, Jasmin finished first lady and second overall at the infamous Dragon’s Back race, and the same year she won the British Fellrunning Championship for the first time. In 2016, she gained international recognition by winning the Skyrunning Extreme Series, and the same year she broke records for the three classic UK 24-hour hill challenges. In 2017, Jasmin gave birth to her daughter Rowan. She returned to racing by winning the British Fellrunning Championship in 2018, and thereafter the Spine in 2019. Her second child, Bryn, was born in 2020. Jasmin returned to racing with a win at UTMR in 2021.
In early 2022 she became the first woman in 9 years to complete a fun run (3 loops) at the notorious Barkley Marathons in Tennessee. In 2023 she returned to the event and finished a fun run in time to start a fourth loop but failed to complete that within the time limit.
Jasmin is currently working as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, where she combines clinical work with research focused on chronic liver diseases in humans and dogs.