Founder & CEO
Tina hosts the Running For Real Podcast, which has amassed over 6 million downloads and was voted Best Fitness Podcast at the Sports Podcast Awards 2021. The Running For Real Podcast is a collective of conversations about running, the climate emergency, and social justice. Tina also hosts a second, highly produced podcast with Knox Robinson called Running Realized, noted as “The ‘Invisibilia’ of running” by Women’s Running
Tina believes running is a vehicle for social change. She not only sees running as a metaphor for life, but about being vulnerable and courageous about the things that matter. That’s why she started Running for Real as a business and Podcast in 2017.
With an impressive athletic career, including representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland in a world championship, Tina enjoyed success in the world of competitive running. However, it was during this time that she realized the profound impact her lifestyle had on the environment. She made a commitment to embrace sustainable living and reduce her carbon footprint, and recognizing the power of her platform as a renowned athlete and influencer, leveraged her position to advocate for climate change action.
Tina is implementing a sustainability plan for the World Road Running Championships in San Diego 2025; has worked with the United Nations on campaigns related to climate change and humanitarian affairs; and assisted the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the TCS New York City Marathon, TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon, and the AJC Peachtree Road Race (amongst others) with their sustainability initiatives, both on the ground and behind the scenes.
Originally from St Albans, England, she currently lives in St Louis, Missouri (in the US). While she’s mostly known for putting a stop to professional running at the peak of her career, Tina is a mother of two girls and wife to Steve. Tina’s story of her nine year battle with amenorrhea (RED-S) went viral, ending up all over the internet including People Magazine, Glamour, Outside, Women’s Health, and more.
With Tina’s vision, Running for Real is growing into a movement of runners encouraging each other to be brave, get out of our comfort zones and take tiny steps toward shaping the world we want to see. Tina has previously been voted as one of the 17 women changing the world of running by women’s running magazine and has inspired many others to speak out about their own passions.