Rav is a management consultant by day specialising in business growth, sales and marketing through to business coaching. She is also half of the business partnership that runs the social enterprise clothing brand RunnersHeal. She is a mum of 3 teenagers and only found running much later in life when she was in her late 30’s.
She started running to prove a point to someone who said she couldn’t run. Then started to enjoy that feeling of running outside. Soon she started to fundraise through running and over the last 6 years Rav has helped to raise over £20k for various causes and charities based across the world.
Rav soon realised that fitness initiatives such as Parkrun and races just weren’t for her. Her joy for running came from the solitude and peace it brought; an empty trail, a calm street. She learned that its ok to not follow a set way of running and training as for her then the joy seeps away if she’s not doing it for her and subsequently she’s a positive advocate for people running their own runs their way, whether that’s in groups, speedy/steady. She runs for fun, for her mental well being and to just keep fit. She has however run a few races over the last few years and is running in this years London Marathon for the charity Spinal Research.
Rav is also on a Runstreak where she has been running outside every day for over 1,500 days. During that time she has maintained her 5k a day minimum distance all the way through to training up to marathon distances.
She is a huge advocate for the positive impact that exercise brings on mental wellbeing; that running isn’t just about the physical benefits, but also how much it can help you through those darker times, not a therapy as such, but there is a truth that comes with running outside. No walls, fresh air, no matter what the weather. Rav has experienced these wellbeing aspects directly and seen how friends seemingly light up after some muddy trails. Rav also loves the creativity it can spark, whilst running her mind feels less cluttered and things become clearer.
“Find what makes you happy. Do more of it”