A woman who loves to run backwards
We can only imagine the potential for \ sprained an- „ kles and accidentally tripping over, but one runner loves going backwards instead of forwards.
Shantelle Gaston-Hird, 32, even runs backwards while training on the treadmill in the gym. She says she just finds it “so much more fun than running forwards”.
As you might imagine, she gets some funny looks while out on her jogs.
She said: ‘I get catcalled every time I go out for a run, but when you run backwards all they say is ‘you are going the wrong way5 which is so much nicer than a white van man making inappropriate comments! Initially it. was a bit of fun, but after researching backwards running I realised that it is a great cross-training exercise, and a great work out for your abs.”
Shantell added: “I now organise the Ret- H ro Mile event on the first Saturday of every s, month so that other people can come and try ~ retro running in a safe environment.”