“You’re being pelted with hailstones, running across a misty moor and knee deep in bog, but it’s when you’ve battled through the elements and finished that you feel this amazing sense of achievement.”
Holly was always going to end up a mountain runner, there was just no other way it could of gone. Growing up on the Hills of Hebden Bridge, with a love of the outdoors and two fell running parents it was just an inevitability. “When I was little I used to watch him (Holly's Dad) doing his fell races, and then I started doing the children’s races and just started getting better and better. I like being out in the countryside, rather than just going on a track or a road. There’s more freedom with where you can go, you can go anywhere you want. It’s a lot tougher when, you’re either going up hill or downhill, you’ve got to think a lot about how you’re running.”
From those children's fun runs Holly soon started progressing up the ranks and getting into the Junior English Championships races by the time she was 11. And Holly has been showing the mountain running world hows its done ever since, making it onto GB mountain running team and even winning the legendary Monte Rosa Sky Marathon this year.
On the rare occasions that Holly isn't out running up and down beautiful mountains she can be found travelling the world, speaking several languages and being generally awesome. As you can imagine this leads to her having an incredible Instagram account which you can find at @hollyapage