Run Like A Girl is a documentary about three women runners from different generations. By weaving and contrasting these three women's stories we see history unfolding and we get a sense of what it is to be a competitive woman athlete. Doris Brown Heritage is a runner who began her career in the late fifties, making two Olympic teams and winning the world cross country championships five times. Her story is a journey that follows women's distance running into the final acceptance of longer events for women runners in the Olympics. Charlotte Lettis Richardson ran during the tumultuous early seventies when women were demanding change in every aspect of their lives. Through her story we see the battles fought and victories won. Camille Connelly is a young high school runner whose cross country season is followed, culminating in the Washington State Cross Country Championships. Through her running experiences we see the contrast and the glorious transformation of what it is like to be a young woman runner today. Shot in digital video and edited on Final Cut Pro, Run Like A Girl incorporates archival footage, still photographs, newspaper articles and contemporary interviews.
Original music by Courtney Von Drehle Directed & written by Charlotte Lettis Richardson Sound Design by Lance Limbocker
Conversations in Coaching #1 - Coach Christina Whitney
Check out the first in a series of Women’s Running Coaches Collective interviews on video “Conversations on Coaching” with Resolute Track Club founder and hurdle/sprint coach extraordinaire, Christina Whitney. Great advice on coaching T & F, being a female coach, and how to “Ignite the Fire” in your athletes!
Conversations in Coaching #2 - Tania Fischer
Coach TaniaFischer was a successful age group, college, and professional runner. In 1996 she qualified for the Olympic Trials 5000m with a time of 15:33. Tania later went on to co-found The Janes Running Club as both a runner and their coach. She currently holds the had coaching position for both boys and girls in XC and Track and Field at Santa Monica HS. Tania talks about her early days in So Cal as a top age group runner, her two years running in Germany under the government system, and her transition to head coach at Santa Monica HS. Her story is fascinating and informative about coaching, being a leader, and her experiences as an elite runner. - Charlotte Richardson
In a continuation of Charlotte Richardson's interview with Tania Fischer, they discuss The Janes TC and coaching the Santa Monica HS XC and track and field teams in Part 2.
Changing the Landscape--an interview with Charlotte Richardson, Melissa Hill, and Laura Caldwell
WRCC founders Charlotte Lettis Richardson and Melissa Hill along with member Laura Caldwell take us through how we can encourage and recruit more women to the coaching ranks in this WRCC interview.
Leadership in Coaching - Part 1 & 2
Two life long women runners, who are also Nike executives, talk with WRCC founder Charlotte Richardson about leadership and how important it is for successful coaching. Being a strong leader, having a vision, and communicating that vision to your team and staff will help make your team more cohesive and successful. This interview offers useful and important information for successful leadership in coaching.