Jo Pavey

Jo Pavey


The inspirational story of athlete Jo Pavey, the runner and mum heading to a record-breaking fifth Olympic Games at Rio 2016.

‘Come-back races? I’ve had more than a few, the night of 10 May 2014 was the ultimate long shot. I was a forty-year-old mother of two who had given birth eight months before. I trained on a treadmill in a cupboard by the back door and I was wearing a running vest older than most of the girls I was competing against. Was I crazy?’

Jo Pavey was forty years old when she won the 10,000m at the European Championships. It was the first gold medal of her career and, astonishingly, it came within months of having her second child.

The media dubbed her ‘Supermum’, but Jo’s story is in many ways the same as every mother juggling the demands of working life with a family – the sleepless nights, the endless nappy changing, the fun, the laughter and the school-run chaos. The only difference is that Jo is a full-time athlete pushing a buggy on her training runs, clocking up miles on the treadmill in a cupboard while her daughter has her lunchtime nap, and hitting the track while her children picnic on the grass.

Heartwarming and uplifting, This Mum Runs follows Jo’s roundabout journey to the top and all the lessons she’s learnt along the way. It is the inspiring yet everyday story of a mum that runs and a runner that mums.


Jo Pavey @jopavey


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Hope to be back at the Westminster Mile sometime soon. Was such great fun and an honour to run a mile with one of the greatest milers in history. #ThrowbackThursday #WeWhoRun

During the ten years I lived in London I ran in many of it’s green spaces. If you’ve not run in London before you’ll be amazed how good some of the running routes are. Here are a few of my favourites.

Had a great time last year at the #windsor10k Looking forward to coming back in September. I met so many inspiring women, this event is such an uplifting experience. #WeWhoRun

It’s going to be a fun packed weekend. 🏃🏻‍♀️🎸🎤🍻👍 #RunFestRun

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the inaugural #PeterboroughMarathon today. Huge well done to the organisers
@Sublimeracinguk and all the sponsors, supporters and the amazing volunteers.

Good luck to everyone taking part in the #PeterboroughMarathon Hope you all have a really fantastic day.


The #PeterboroughMarathon Supporters Lounge at @MarriottPeterbo is open to everyone throughout the race, if you're running, stay for Prize Giving, lots of spot prizes. Live music, food & drink, plus a free prize draw & more. You must be there to win!

As Race Ambassador I’m disappointed not to be at the #PeterboroughMarathon. @Sublimeracinguk are limiting race numbers to ensure they offer the best experience possible in the inaugural year. Wishing everyone the best of luck & hope to see you all for an amazing race in 2020.

I’ve run most days since the 1980s and I still love my time spent out on a run. #WeWhoRun #LoveToRun

Not long to go until entries close for the first ever #PeterboroughMarathon

Have you entered @Sublimeracinguk #PeterboroughMarathon yet? The scenic course is fast and flat with plenty of PB potential. Entries close tomorrow.
View course video:

Proud to have been with my club @ExeterHarriers since about 1987. This club directory is great 👍

Olympian @jopavey shares 5 ways you can nail the last few weeks of your marathon training #LondonMarathon #RunningTips #UKRunChat

Looking for a last minute Spring race as a #LondonMarathon2020 good for age qualifier? The picturesque #PeterboroughMarathon course is fast and flat with amazing PB possibilities. Find out more or register

Always a joy to run the trails near my home in Devon. Keeping off the tarmac 👍#LoveToRun #WeWhoRun

Pre-register your interest for #PeterboroughMarathon 2020 and be the first to know when we open entries. The date is to be announced soon.
Follow the link and watch our video with race ambassador, Jo Pavey, to get a flavour of what’s on offer.

Awesome! Congrats to @paulsintonhewit and all at @parkrun 👏 Best wishes to @parkrunJP Here’s to many happy years of park running in Japan 🇯🇵 #loveparkrun

Awesome, great news! 👍

#TBT From the weekend. My son got a big shock when he came across a large barrel jellyfish. #Devon