Black Sheep – Finding Identity and Hope through addiction… to the outdoors!
In this emotional and inspirational talk, Sabrina Pace-Humphreys, the ultra ultra-running mum of four, grandmother of three and co-founder of the campaigning and community charity – Black Trail Runners – shares her story of living in a town where no one looked like her, experiencing racial trauma and how training for the Marathon Des Sables – the toughest footrace on earth – ignited a passion for, and addition to, the outdoors which has helped her find identity and, ultimately, hope.
This talk will have you believe, and show you how, anything is possible if you dare to dream it.
This sparked something inside her to want to help others use running, and trail running in particular, to manage their mental health.
In July 2020 following the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, a rise sparked by the murder of runner Ahmaud Arbery amongst others, Sabrina co-found the fast growing community and campaigning group – Black Trail Runners. A trail running community for black people who want to experience trail running. Whether new to the discipline, or an experienced trail runner, this communities common goal is to provide a safe space for Black men and women who are looking to connect, get support from and be inspired via a community of Black men and women, and white allies, who are passionate about trail running and inclusivity for ALL.