Tina Chantrey is the Fitness Editor of Women’s Running UK magazine. Prior to this, she was editor of Women’s Running and deputy editor of Running Fitness magazine.
Tina’s freelance career spans over 20 years, during which she has written on all aspects of health, fitness and nutrition.
She is a qualified UKA running coach, certified specialised teacher of yoga for sport and athletes, as well as an England Athletics Mental Health Champion. She runs her own running group @runtlc.uk, which she set up so other women could run during the day, while their children are at school. Tina is also qualified as a massage therapist, reiki practitioner and reflexologist, and specialises in reflexology for runners.
In 2019 she completed a run streak of over one year, running every day, and every distance from one mile to marathons, 50K ultras, triathlons, aquathlons and duathlons, all over the world. She has run over 100 half marathons, marathons and ultras around the globe. Tina qualified to represent TeamGB in the age group European Duathlon Championships in 2018. Tina has written three books, The Little Book of Zen, Reflexology in Focus and The Divorce Survival Guide: How Running Turned My Life Around. Tina is a single parent to three daughters, Lola, Amelie and Sienna.
Tina started running as a young girl, growing up on the track and running cross-country during her school years, representing her county and qualifying for the English Schools.
Today, you can see her on the trails and on the road, as she continues to prove that you can be competitive as a masters athlete, as well as representing women at industry events. She is in contact with women on a national level, as well as grassroots level, where she coaches every week in her local community. She can take her skills and years of running experience to inspire and motivate everyone from complete beginners to elite runners. She runs a morning group so that women without babysitters can make time to run.
Tina was appointed as one of England Athletics Mental Health Ambassadors when the scheme first launched in 2016; they work in their local community to promote the benefits of running to everyone’s mental, as well as physical, health #runandtalk