Eating disorders and RED-s can affect all athletes of all abilities, males and females, and all ages. No one is immune from the risks of overtraining and under-fuelling.
Here are some of the athletes who have been affected by eating disorders and RED-S in some way who are now supporting our campaign, organisations who will share our stories, as well as clubs and coaches who have committed to #TRAINBRAVE.
Endurance adventurer, author and mental health advocate.
NYC Runs runner and mental health advocate.
England international marathon runner and RED-s campaigner.
Cyclist and endurance runner, sport and mental health blogger, and recovered bulimia sufferer.
Science Teacher, runner, rower, mental health advocate, recovered RED-S sufferer.
Ironman WR-holder, World Champion, and passionate advocate of nutrition and balance.
Ironman & Ironman 70.3 Champion, and former RED-S sufferer.
Marathon runner and ironman triathlete, mental health ambassador and recovering anorexia sufferer.
DR JESS HARVEY
Age Group Triathlete, GP, recovering from RED-S, passionate about proactive prevention and education for all.
DR ROSE PENFOLD
Marathon runner, open water swimming enthusiast, junior doctor, former running-related amenorrhoea.
County runner, blogger, and recovered RED-S sufferer.
Club runner from South Derbyshire Road Runners and half marathon runner.
ELOISE DU LUART
Professional triathlete and eating disorder campaigner.
Former Great Britain marathon runner, now GB ultra and mountain athlete.
Author, runner, cyclist and mental health campaigner.
Writer, endurance runner and recovering RED-S sufferer.
Runner, high school coach, recovering eating disorder/RED-S sufferer and advocate for healthy fuelling & training.
A SENr practitioner with a passion for endurance sport and raising awareness of RED-S.
Former marathoner turned Natural Bodybuilder, and passionate advocate for long-term health and fitness.
Former RED-S sufferer helping to raise awareness, blogger and runner.
Enthusiastic runner, sometime triathlete, GoodGym trainer and mindful running coach.
Eating disorder worker, mental health advocate and recovering eating disorder/RED-S sufferer working on building The Mind and Body Studio.
Recovering RED-S sufferer, Horsforth Harriers club runner, parent and researcher.
Olympic Bronze medalist sprinter and motivational speaker.
NOEL THATCHER MBE
Six Time Paralympian, five time Gold Medallist and physiotherapist.
Author, Speaker/Executive Director of Running in Silence, high school cross country coach and recovered eating disorder sufferer.
Sport scientist, runner, mental health campaigner and recovering anorexia sufferer.
Mind body and lifestyle coach and recovered eating disorder sufferer.
Endurance runner and recovering eating disorder sufferer.
Weightlifter, hiker and Science communicator, advocating for mental health awareness and eating disorder recovery. Recovered from anorexia and RED-S.
Former collegiate rower and current Public Health PhD student researching RED-S in female runners.
Coaches & Clinicians
Running coach, Team GB ultra runner and outdoor journalist. www.damianhall.info
DR CHRIS SMITH
Paediatrician with Leeds Children’s and Young People Eating Disorder Service, trail and road runner.
DR HAZEL WALLACE
Doctor, personal trainer, author and podcast presenter. https://thefoodmedic.co.uk/
DR JOHN SYKES
Locum GP and Director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
DR JOSEPHINE PERRY
Chartered psychologist working with athletes of all abilities. www.performanceinmind.co.uk
DR NICKY KEAY
Sports Endocrinologist, passionate about raising awareness of RED-S. https://nickykeayfitness.com/
DR SUSIE HOLT
Paediatrician, Medical Lead for Cheshire and Merseyside Adolescent Eating Disorder Service & runner.
Performance Psychologist for Swim England, and PhD student researching eating disorders in athletes. www.optimisepotential-sport.com/
Sport psychology consultant, athletics coach, retired GB powerlifter, and former anorexia and bulimia sufferer. www.lcsportpsych.com
Running coach and Team GB Ultra runner.
Endurance coach & commentator. Head Coach Polar & Saucony. England Regional Coaching Lead (Midlands). MSc Performance Coaching. www.runningwithus.com
Head Coach and owner of RunVerity, endurance runner and mental health advocate.
Clubs & Organisations
LONDON CITY RUNNERS