Motivational speaking

Inspiring Others

Public Speaking

I have had my fair share of battles and hardships on my running journeys. Injury, illness, mental fatigue and physical fatigue have all been regular companions on my journey. I have many stories and lessons to share that would motivate and inspire any audience from employees to school children.

I honestly believe that with the right support and mind set, anyone can achieve what they want to achieve in life, whether it be sporting or otherwise.

Previous Talks

Edinburgh Ultra Festival Crown Plaza Hotel - 14/15 March 2015

Runspark in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research
Watershed, Bristol - Friday January 30th 2015 – Tickets online at

In conjunction with Teach First

  • Oasis Academy South Bank – Motivational Assembly Talk – 22 October 2013
  • King Solomon Academy - Motivational Talk – 14 January 2014
  • Westminster Indoor Athletics Championships – Motivation and support for pupils – 14 January 2014.

    “Thank you, Shona! You were such a great role-model for me! Thank you for encouraging us, we wouldn’t have done so well without you. I hope you come to KSA again soon!”
     Somaya Ahmadi, pupil at King Solomon Academy (14 January 2014) 

     “Shona was very encouraging because she boosted my confidence and taught me how to run faster. You are an inspiration.”
     Zahra Shams, pupil at King Solomon Academy (14 January 2014) 

  • School of Hard Knocks – Motivational Talk – 14 February 2014

    “I thought you were brilliant. The women really responded to what you were saying”.
    Jack Lewars, School of Hard Knocks

  • Larbert High School – Inspirational Talk (6 March 2014)

    “Thank you so much for your visit today. Feedback from pupils has been excellent, they were overwhelmed by your achievements! Your achievements are simply inspiring”.
    Fraser Johnson, Head Boy, Larbert High School (6 March 2014)
  • Ellis-Brigham Stores
    • London Covent Garden Store – Tuesday 13 May 7.30pm
    • Manchester Store – Thursday 15 May 7.30pm
    • Glasgow Store – Thursday 22 May 7.30pm
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