Hey you! Can you help?

A long time ago, on this blog, I did a series of posts in which I interviewed runner girls (and sometimes boys) from different countries around the world. I was interested in what it was like to run in that country. What were the particular joys and challenges? How would runners handle the different weather conditions? What were the top brands for clothes, shoes, fuel? Where were the best places to run…that kind of thing.

The time Helen made us all want to run in South Africa
The time Helen made us all want to run in South Africa

I did 15 posts – you can find them here.

I really loved doing them and  got great feedback about how much fun they were to read as well.  I loved getting to know the different girls. I even got to meet Grace, who I interviewed about life in Singapore last week when she was in SF!!

grace jen me angela
Blogger get-together! Me and the Dude, Grace (hidden behind her gorgeous little man), Jen and Angela


I also felt that I was publishing something worthwhile, something useful to the running community, as opposed to ‘I went for a run, it was lovely‘ which is the kind of stuff I usually end up writing.

But in 2015, the interviews ground to a halt. They took a LOT of time to do – time to find the runner, to send the questions, to get the answers and the photos, sometimes to translate them, to write the post, send it to the interviewee to approve and finally to post. I went back to college in January and simply didn’t have the time to do this.

Oh Canada!! Thanks for the photo, Solana
Oh Canada!! Thanks for the photo, Solana


But I’d LOVE to get the series started again. I’d like to publish at least one interview every month from different countries around the world…and this is where YOU come in. If you’re reading this from a country that isn’t the US, or if you have runner girl friends in different countries around the world, PLEASE get in touch. I’d be so grateful!!! You (or she) don’t have to be fast or wear all the cool clothes – I’m looking for runners like you and me who just love running, who run a lot, who race regularly and who know a little about the running culture in that country.

The awesome Preeti in India
The awesome Preeti in India


I’m particularly looking for ladies from South America as I totally failed to get ANY interviews from that continent first time round.

If you can help, drop me a note at:  myheartscontentblog at hotmail dot com.

Thank you so much in advance!!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Naomi says:

    I love that you’re doing this again!

    1. Cathryn says:

      Thank you! Me too – super excited about it!

  2. Bean says:

    Yay I love this series! So excited! Also love your hair and congrats on the Half! Job well done!

    1. Cathryn says:

      Thank you x 3. Know any ‘foreign’ runners I could interview?

  3. alisonking76 says:

    I’m in New Zealand, would love to help out. I also know a Filipino runner who lives here too (but he’s just gone back home to get married) and a German.

  4. Cathryn says:

    Hi. Thanks SO much for commenting. I’ve profiled NZ already (I am dying to come and run in your beautiful country) but I’d love to speak to a Filipino and DEFINITELY a german, I’ve been hunting German runners for ages 🙂 Please give them my email address (on the contact page). Thank you!

    1. alisonking76 says:

      Did you profile North Island or South Island? We have a lot of expats here so most running experiences will be NZ based but I will certainly direct them your way.

      1. Cathryn says:

        I think I covered both – the interview is under the headline ‘running the world’. But thanks for pointing people my way!

  5. Jen says:

    I hope you get more leads! Sorry that my sister’s Taiwanese connection never panned out (?).

    1. Cathryn says:

      I have two leads on Taiwan…I’m on it 🙂

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