The Team

Meet the ladies behind WMN RUN, who lead, create and champion change.

Sorrell Walsh

Co-Founder and Co-Captain of WMN RUN, Sorrell, is a Mancunian living in Bristol with a love for people, running, all things Mother Nature and other people’s dogs. Sorrell is a writer by trade and a strong believer of the value of movement, connection and positive change.

Dream race or challenge

The Bob Graham Round and a sub 2.45 marathon.

Favourite snack

Dark chocolate or peanut butter.

Your shero

My Mum.

Memorable WMN RUN moment

Race to the Stones 2015. Seeing an idea come to life and light up the ambitions and perspectives of so many women, as they brought together their personalities, diversity and power to the Ridgeway, was a moment that I’ll never ever forget.


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Amelia Ritchie

Co-Captain Amelia had a quintessential Canadian childhood of ice hockey and snowboarding. When she moved to the UK in 2010, she took up running and dove head first into marathons and long distance events. She has ran marathons in Sierra Leone, to Ultra Marathons in the Swiss Alps. Amelia has been with WMN RUN since the start, in 2015 when the ladies came together to run Race to the Stones. In 2017, she started the Friday morning run and coffee ritual and has only missed a handful of Fridays since. It’s her favourite morning of each week!

Dream race or challenge

Mustang Trail Race in Nepal

Favourite snack

Anything combining peanut butter and dark chocolate

Your shero

Chrissie Wellington

Memorable WMN RUN moment
The chaos that ensued at the start line of the Lisbon half marathon on a dual carriageway in the middle of nowhere. I’ve never seen such a wild start line!  The girls banded together and went with the flow. I will never forget our little group huddled together, all dawning our new sparkling white WMN RUN hologram tops!

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Cat Simpson

Cat is Co-Founder of WMN RUN and a London-based runner with a penchant for particularly long races, and is currently training for a 24 hour event. When she’s not running, Cat is most likely to be found working (as a nurse) or sleeping.

Dream race or challenge

Spartathlon, a 153 mile non-stop race from Athens to Sparta, following in the footsteps of Greek messenger Pheidippides. It's the original ultra marathon.

Favourite snack

Probably pizza. Or donuts.

Your shero

Courtney Dauwalter, for being one of the best at the moment at super-long events. Also, my Mum.

Most memorable WMN RUN moment

WMN RUN 100; where it all started, where we filled the start line of Race to the Stones with women.

Nikki Goffe

Nikki is an Account Manager at a Behavioural Insights Practise. She lives in Peckham and spends her evenings and weekends on the track prepping for her next race or in the kitchen recipe testing for her next Caribbean supper club.
Dream race or challenge

Tokyo Marathon

Favourite snack
Snickers

Your shero

Ah I have so many, but I would say my Mum for showing me that strength comes in many different forms and for allowing me to be my outspoken boisterous self.

Memorable WMN RUN moment

Running from Whitstable to Margate Jan 2019, at that point it was the longest I'd ever run and doing it with the WMNRUN crew really helped to boost my confidence.

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Ashlie Cherry

Ashlie is an arts professional working at the Royal Academy of Dance. Growing up she was an avid dancer and running only became of interest after cheering her brother and dad competing at obstacle races. Ashlie and her sister signed up for their first obstacle race to prove it wasn’t just the men in their family who could run, and despite being a dancer she could handle a bit of mud! After running the first one 'for fun' with no training, she surprised herself by how much she enjoyed it. After trying various London based running clubs, she started running with WMN Run in 2015 after following the WMN RUN 100 journey, and has not looked back.

Dream race or challenge
To climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Fav snack

Anything with avocado and cheese.

Your SHERO

Misty Copeland

Memorable WMN RUN moment

A 16 mile run from Whitstable to Margate in January 2018. It was my longest run in nearly 2 years and the furthest a few of the ladies had ever run. It's one of the WMN Run long runs that's really stuck with me, nothing was particularly memorable, but we really worked as a team that day, from giving race advice, to sharing sweets, to carrying each others rucksacks. I really don't think some of us would have finished that long run without each other. 

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Natalina Manni

Nat is Canadian born but has been living in London over 10 years now. Nat is constantly trying to balance her love of food with keeping fit. As someone who only picked up running in her adult life, she never thought she’d run a race, let alone any long distance races, triathlons or have the opportunity to run in other parts of the world. She admits that she’s probably the loudest one cheering at races and you’ll never have trouble finding her at a WMN RUN event.

Dream race or challenge

I know it’s cliché, but after 6 years of applying, London, please, London! If I don’t ever get that, I’d like to do the Ironman 70.3 in New Zealand. Racing around the set of Lord of the Rings doesn’t sound so bad! 

Favourite snack

This is going to sound terrible, but peanut butter-preferably Pip n Nut with maple syrup (you can take the girl out of Canada…) with dark chocolate chips, straight from a spoon to my mouth. It’s the salty and sweet combination. 

Your shero

At the moment, Jacinda Ardern. The NZ Prime Minister is the youngest head of government and only the second to ever give birth as an elected head. She champions same-sex marriage, fights for climate change issues, and has no problem bringing her baby Neve to a UN General Assembly. 

Memorable WMN RUN moment

The retreat with Run. Namaste. Eat in Morocco. A lot of good chat, laughing until my cheeks hurt and learning to really let go on those downhill (mountain) runs- it felt freeing.

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Victoria Ford

Victoria has been running with WMN RUN since 2016 when she read an article about Sorrell in a magazine given out on the tube and thought that it sounded like a cool group of ladies. Last year she led a team of eight ladies for The Speed Project – a 340 mile relay race from LA to Las Vegas!

Dream race or challenge

I don't know if I have one particular race or challenge that I would love to do... There are so many that take my fancy and my goals are always changing. I'd love to run a fast 5km sometime, and it would be cool to tick off all six marathon majors at some point in my life.

Favourite snack

I love a chocolate milk, post run!

Your shero

My sheroes are Serena Williams, Dina Asher Smith, and, closer to home, I take lots of encouragement and inspiration from the amazing ladies that I run with on a regular basis, who balance having a personal life/work life/training and everything else.

Memorable WMN RUN moment

Coming to my first ever WMN RUN session after watching London Marathon from my sofa and feeling inspired to get moving with other people. I felt so immediately welcomes and never looked back! Within six months I think I'd signed up for a marathon myself.