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Jasmin Paris receives Barclays Woman of the Year Award

Jasmin Paris, has received the Barclays Woman of the Year award at the 2019 Women of the Year Lunch and Awards. The annual awards celebrate inspirational women from the fields of sport, health, science and wellness.

Jasmin Paris

The School is pleased to extend its congratulations to Jasmin Paris, who has received the Barclay's Woman of the Year Award at the 2019 Women of the Year Lunch and Awards. 

Jasmin, is a Senior Clinician in the Hospital for Small Animals Internal Medicine Service and completed her PhD programme at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine on acute myeloid leukaemia. Jasmin has had an incredible year as an ultra-runner, as she became the first female ever to win the 268 mile Montane Spine Race.

Woman of the Year Awards

The 64th Women of the Year Lunch and Awards took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, where more than 400 women were all recognised as ‘Women of the Year’ for their individual achievements this year.

Five of these outstanding women, including Jasmin, were honoured with Women of the Year Awards for their selfless dedication to their fields of work.

The event champions women from all walks of life and each guest is nominated by a member of the Women of the Year Council in recognition of her personal achievement or inspiration and attends the Lunch as a ‘Woman of the Year’.

Record breaking ultra-runner

As well as her clinical work and PhD, carried out at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine on acute myeloid leukaemia, Jasmin is also a well known and successful ultra-runner. 

Jasmin Paris won the 268-mile Montane Spine Race ultramarathon in a time of 83 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds. The performance was all the more extraordinary because she expressed breast milk at aid stations along the route for her 14-month-old daughter.  

Running challenge

The Montane Spine Race takes place along the Pennine Way National Trail, which begins in Edale in Derbyshire and finishes in Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders.

The previous record of 95 hours and 17 minutes was set in 2016.

A successful endurance athlete, Jasmin won the British women’s fell running championships in 2018 and holds records in several other ultrarunning challenges.

Jasmin has undoubtedly delivered one of the greatest ultra-running performances of all time and I am delighted to see that she is receiving such widespread public recognition for her success and dedication to the sport. What is perhaps less well known is the tremendous academic success Jasmin has enjoyed alongside her staggering accomplishments in ultra-running. She is a wonderful role model to young athletes, scientists and clinicians across the world.

Professor Richard MellanbyRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies


Edinburgh vet wins epic endurance race

Interview with Jasmin Paris

Woman of the Year Lunch and Awards


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