Sasha Gollish is that rare kind of brainiac runner—she holds the 40+ indoor mile Canadian female record and won gold at the 2022 NACAC Half Marathon Championships. She’s also a civil engineer with a PhD and a humanitarian, plus she has a good sense of humour.
“I feel like there’s space in the community for a smart, monthly virtual book club, where we get the author involved on YouTube, Instagram and as part of iRun radio,” says Gollish. “Engaging conversations with leading lights from the community about topics that matter will only improve, I believe, all of our approach to the sport.”
With that in mind, Gollish is launching Sasha’s Stories with Running While Black by Alison Mariella Desir and Good for a Girl by Lauren Fleshman. With her deep ties to the running community as an elite athlete, Gollish knows most of the international running stars and certainly all of the world-class Canadian athletes. Gollish also has an open-mind. What book do you love and want to discuss? Which athlete would you want to hear Gollish speak with? Who do you admire and who can we learn from and how would you like to get involved?
Sasha’s Stories is designed to be interactive, fun, and a chance to meet great people and hear from different perspectives. So here’s your invitation to join Sasha’s Stories, in the comments tell us what book you recommend, who she should reach out to, and what you’d like to see in our group.
Says Sasha Gollish, “Welcome to the club.”