Homaraya’s running journey started 7 years ago after her partner encouraged her to try out the sport. Homaraya shares her running journey:
“I turned up one Saturday to attempt my first ever Parkrun, it was challenging but when I finished I felt absolutely amazing completing the 5k. The volunteers and runners cheered me on the whole way which was so encouraging. The running community made me feel so welcome and included and I instantly fell in love with the sport.
Throughout the years, I’ve signed up to many races, one of my favourites would be the Leicester Half in my home time. I love running through the city of Leicester seeing familiar routes and the iconic sites. As a female runner wearing the Hijab, I would love to inspire and motivate more people from my own community to take up the sport.”
Join Homaraya on Sunday 1st October and run through the city of Leicester. You can sign up here: https://www.resultsbase.net/cp1hh5k .