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Laura Swanton-Rouvelin

Laura Swanton- Rouvelin is a specialist radiographer, mother of three and Ultrarunner. Since getting into ultras in 2017, Laura has gone on to become one of the most decorated British women in the sport, winning races including the 100-mile Arc of Attrition, The Autumn 100 and the Devon Coast to Coast. In 2022 she completed the 268-mile Spine race, finishing 4th in just 128 hours.

An incredible athlete, Laura started running in 2008 as a way to regain fitness four months after the birth of her second child. “Back then I could only manage 2 miles and that was a real struggle” says Laura “It became a real headspace thing for me.” Laura trained for her first marathon whilst being a single parent to three children under the age of seven and studying full time at university.  “I want to show that the training can be squeezed in if you really want to do it – I would run with the kids in buggy’s, run to work and back– I even went into labour running!” She has gone on to complete (and podium at!) most of the biggest ultra-events in the UK and is a member of the Mudcrew Ultra team.