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Daphne Schrager

Daphne Schrager

Runner

What got you into running? And what keeps you doing it?
My dad and sisters all run at home (not competitively) and they let me tag along. Then I was spotted by UK athletics at a disability sports day, and they took me on!

What is your typical weekly training routine?
4 x track sessions, 2 x gym sessions and 1 x bike session.

Do you run with a club or a group?
Yes - I train at school (Millfield) and with Team Bath during the holidays

Where’s the strangest place you’ve run?
I run everywhere I happen to be - in the fields at home, any track anywhere - but the most exoticwas in Natal, Brazil for the Paralympias Scolares in November 2015.

What song, if any, is guaranteed to make you run faster?
Anything Top 40. LOUD

Do you run for the fun of it? Or for the results?
Both. When I run I forget I am disabled and those gold medals keep me motivated!

What is the best bit of advice you’ve had from another runner?
 I train with Paul Blake (paralympic silver medallist 2012 and world championships 2015 gold medallist) and he has really inspired me. He told me to run your OWN race each time and never give up.

What simple advice would you give to a new or novice runner?
 It's all worth it in the end

What is your favourite piece of SOAR kit?
I haven't seen the women's kit yet but the men's looks really good!

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