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Sabrina Pace-Humphreys Biography – Sabrina Pace-Humphreys Wiki
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is an ultramarathon runner, charity founder, author and contestant on Survivor UK 2023. She is also a mother, grandmother, motivational public speaker, host/presenter, social justice activist, run coach and personal trainer.
Sabrina started running after the birth of her fourth child in 2009. She initially took up the sport as a way to lose 5 stones of weight gained through her pregnancy, and manage her mental health while living with post-natal depression. By self-coaching over time she lost the weight but also found a passion for running and used it as a way to ‘reclaim herself’ while living with anxiety and depression, according to The Start Line Podcast.
In her early running journey, Sabrina completed a variety of distances from 5K to marathon distance and has travelled the world via the love of her sport – completing New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Edinburgh and London Marathon to name but a few.
She completed the 250km Marathon des Sables across the Sahara Desert in 2018. The ultramarathon first came onto Sabrina’s radar in 2016 when she stumbled on a documentary about the race, sparking a daring idea. In 2022, Sabrina Pace-Humphreys won her first ultramarathon at the age of 44; 100km (62 miles) around the Isle of Wight. Her longest race to date is the 268-mile Spine Race along the Pennine Way, The Telegraph reported.
Sabrina is the co-founder of Black Trail Runners (BTR), a community and campaigning charity seeking to increase the inclusion, participation and representation of Black people in trail running.
She has been featured in BBC Sport, Countryfile, Great British Life, Stylist, Stroud Times, Huffington Post, Trail Runner, Runner’s World, Lessons In Badassery, SunGod, Coach, UK Climbing, Yahoo and Women’s Running.
In 2022, Sabrina released her first book Black Sheep: A Story of Rural Racism, Identity and Hope. In Black Sheep, Sabrina describes how she grew up in a home, a school and a town where no-one looked like her and her subsequent struggle to understand and find her identity; about her lived experience of rural racism; about becoming a teenage mother and her determination to break that stereotype; about her battle with alcoholism and her mental health; about how running saved her life; and ultimately about how someone can not only survive but thrive in spite of their past.
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys Age
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is 45 years old as of 2023. She grew up in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys Parents
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys was born to a white mum and a Black father. Her parents separated when Sabrina was three. Her mum, originally from Scotland, ended up in Stroud, raising two daughters on her own.
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys Sister
Trail runner Sabrina Pace-Humphreys has a younger sister, who is light-skinned.
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys Husband
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is married to her husband Neil Humphreys. Neil is the father of her two younger children and the loving stepfather of her older two. She became a teenage unmarried mother of two.
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys Survivor UK
Sabrina is one of the 18 contestants taking part in Survivor UK 2023 on BBC, hosted by Joel Dommett. Asked why she wanted to be a contestant on Survivor, Sabrina told the BBC: “If you were told on a cold UK winters night about a show that was highly likely to be filmed on a tropical island, involved physical and mental challenges, and meant you couldn’t be contacted for the whole time you were there – wouldn’t you be interested?!”
Speaking about her preparation for the show, she said: “In the months before I ran two multi-stage 300K off-road trail ultramarathons. One of them being in the remote Scottish highlands. I camped out and ate rations. I gladly put myself in a deep dark hole physically and mentally.”
Sabrina is competitive. She said: “I’m competitive with myself more than anyone else. If I am on a team, I will be the biggest and loudest cheerleader for the people who are in my tribe. I make no apologies for using all the skills I have to build my people up for the benefit of whatever side I am on or cause I am fighting for.”
The show taught Sabrina “To never EVER change myself or dull my shine to make others feel comfortable being around me or in order for me to fit in. I am the woman I have survived to be and thrive being. And to ALWAYS to trust my gut instinct… If someone, or something, feels off, it probably is.”
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys Ethnicity
Black Trail Runners co-founder Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is a Black, mixed-raced woman, the daughter of a white Scottish Roman Catholic woman and a Black man.
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys Instagram
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys’ Instagram handle is @sabrunsmiles.