Be inspired by stories of remarkable women runners!
Each episode features a uniquely uplifting journey to inspire your running goals.
Roads to Boston: 9 Runners, 1 Finish Line
The running stories of 9 women who ran the 2021 Boston Marathon: how they earned their spot, and how it all went down. If Boston is a goal, this is a must listen!
Race Reports: An Inside Look at Runners & Racing
Hear the story of one top ten finisher at a major race: Get to know the runner and fascinating race insights.
Women and the Comrades Marathon
Stories of women at the oldest, largest ultra-distance race in the world: South Africa's 90km/56-mile Comrades Marathon, "the ultimate human race"

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Women’s Running Stories features inspiring stories of exceptional women runners. Hear about the many ways women are achieving excellence and changing their lives through the sport of running. Get motivated to reach your own running goals by women who are making it happen.
Regular episodes feature one women’s running story. We have an entire series focused around “experiences at South Africa’s 90-km/56-mile Comrades Marathon.” We also feature the series Roads to Boston 2021. which traces the journeys of 9 women from the start of their running pursuits through to the finish line of the 2022 Boston Marathon. WRS also follows the USATF Road Circuit series of races through Race Reports. Each Race Report features a top-10 finisher telling how the race went down from her perspective. Get an inside look at racing and learn more about the US professional field through these exciting episodes. Currently, host Cherie Louise Turner is on a mission to run a sub-20-minute 5k, at age 54. You can follow her journey in the Over 50, Sub-20, 5k project episodes, starting here.
Runners featured vary widely: from world record setters to community change-makers to legends in the sport. And the stories are as different as the runners who share them. The one thing they all have in common is an interest in achieving excellence through the sport of running.

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Women’s Running Stories is hosted and produced by Cherie Louise Turner, in Somerville, Massachusetts, and Cork, Ireland. Cherie has spent her career telling stories in print and more recently audio, and she’s been a lifelong competitive athlete. Creating Women’s Running Stories is Cherie’s ideal coming together of these two worlds.

Original music and sound design are created by Cormac O’Regan, one of the founding members of Playtoh, in the great city of Cork, Ireland. Cormac is an avid distance runner with a focus on marathons, and he hopes to inspire his two young, energetic daughters.

Graphics, logo, social media, and website are created by April Marriner of Bonfire Collaborative, a website development and brand identity company. When April is away from work, she’s out enjoying the Sierra Nevada Mountains near her Truckee, California, home and being a rad mom to her two fantastic kids.