Freya Ross

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Freya Ross (née Murray, born 20 September 1983) is a Scottish long-distance runner who competed in the Marathon at the London 2012 Olympics. She mainly competed in road races, but was also successful on the track competing in 5000 metres and 10,000 metres, as well as cross country running.[1][2] Ross represented Scotland in the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[3] in Delhi in October 2010. Some of her best road racing results were from 2009 and 2010 when she won the Great Ireland Run in 2010[4] and the Great Yorkshire Run in both 2009 and 2010 setting the course record in 2009. In February 2012, Freya won the Scottish Athletics National Cross Country for the sixth time in seven years.[5]

Freya Ross
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Freya Ross in the Marathon at the 2012 Olympics in London
Personal information
Born (1983-09-20) 20 September 1983 (age 36)
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight44 kg (97 lb)
Country United Kingdom

Freya was the second fastest British woman at the 2012 Virgin London Marathon in her first marathon while aiming to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. She was subsequently awarded a place due to the withdrawal of the injured Paula Radcliffe.[6][7] She was the first British athlete home in 44th place in a time of 2:32:14.

She has written and self published a recipe book called 'Food on the Run' detailing what her diet is like as a runner. It is a collection of some of her favourite recipes and gives an insight into the kind of food an athlete eats. It demonstrates that recipes do not need to be complicated and include obscure ingredients to be nutritious.

Freya lives in Larbert, Scotland with her husband and daughter and works as an Event Coordinator. She previously worked as a structural engineer for Cundall LLP, before a spell as a full time athlete.

Freya received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2014.[8]

Food on the Run Recipe BookEdit

Food on the Run will give you an insight into the eating habits of an Olympic marathon runner. The recipes are easy to follow, tasty and nutritious making them relevant for anyone wanting to eat a balanced diet. Copies of the book can be purchased through Freya's official website.

Personal bestsEdit


  1. ^ "Scots runner Freya Ross eyes 2013 glory by preparing at training camp in Colorado Rockies". Daily Record. 30 December 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Athlete profile for Freya Murray". IAAF. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Evening Chronicle Sport - sport news from Newcastle, Gateshead and Tyne & Wear". Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  4. ^ McGuirk, Bill (19 April 2010). "Murray delighted with Great Ireland Run win". Chronicle Live. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Evans makes final in Glasgow". The Scotsman. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  6. ^ "London 2012 Olympics: day three – as it happened | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Freya Murray takes Paula Radcliffe's Olympic marathon spot". Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  8. ^ [1], Heriot-Watt University, 2015

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