Member Bio

Laura Smith


Run Leader

Why Orchard Eagles Running Club?
I love The Eagles as everyone is just as bonkers as me!

Why did you start running?
I started running 5 years ago. I just wanted to run 5k without stopping so did Couch to 5k…. now I’m running ultras!

What is your proudest running achievement?
Well, I think my proudest running achievement would have to be my very first ultra: St. Cuthbert’s Way.

Tell us a memorable moment from your running history
I once ran a marathon and displaced my SI joint in my pelvis and unbelievably I still managed to finish the race. It was the worst pain imaginable but I thought I had just pulled it. It wasn’t until I saw a physio a month later that I was made aware of what had actually happened! Oh, and I was once chained to two other runners (Sean and Pete) when we took part in Escape from Meriden!

Tell us some interesting facts about yourself
I love Irregular Choice shoes and have a crazy obsession with Tikiboo. I used to nick off PE as a child … now I pay to do stupid races. I have two cats: Ariel and Eric.

What’s your day job?
I’m a critical care nurse.

Do you have any other hobbies besides running?
Paddle boarding.

What’s your favourite quote?
That’s not a hill…. that’s a mountain of opportunity.

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