Name: Runa Mckenzie
Socials: Insta: @roo_rides YouTube: @roorides7474
Current Age: 6
Hometown: Peak District, UK
Sponsors: Asylum Skatepark, Tigo, Others in the works
How did you get into BMX? In Runa’s words “One day I was looking at bike videos with my Daddy and I said I wanted to try jumping inside instead of mountain biking. I asked if we could buy a BMX and my parents said yes and then I started riding.” She started on a balance bike at 2, MTB at 3 and asked for a BMX at 4.
What languages do you speak? English and learning Portuguese
What are your top three parks?
- Graystone Skatepark
- Parque das Gerações
Top three songs to get you pumped?
- I Wanna Ride My Bike by Daniel Pemberton
- Fly Away by TheFatRat
- Darkside by Alan Walke
Three people who inspire you and why.
- Tom Justice – He is a pro at Asylum skatepark so I get to watch him ride in real life and he helps me.
- Aubrée Henson – She does amazing street riding and she never gives up.
- Autumn (Autumn skating) – She’s the same age as me and she’s very good on her skateboard. When she falls off she gets back on.
What is a trend in BMX you want to stop seeing? Hardly ever seeing girls at the skateparks.
How do you spend your days off your bike? Playing Pokémon and Barbies.
Favourite person to ride or train with? My Daddy.
Favourite shoes to ride in? Vans.
Most inspirational quote? Her answer was “What are those?!” I mean she is six haha.
Best advice given to you? Don’t look down when doing a backflip.
Your biggest fear? I didn’t ask as I didn’t want to get her thinking about fear – Dad
Your proudest accomplishment? Landing a 180. Backflip to foam and one day ride away from a backflip, which I am very close to.
Three guilty pleasures?
- Chinese Food
Your worst habit? “What’s a habit?” was her answer. Constantly asking to ride her bike is our answer.
If you could hire someone to help you in some sort of aspect of your life, what would it be? “What?!?”
What is an amazing experience you had that couldn’t have happened without BMX? Meeting all my riding friends. Rode with “famous persons” like Charlotte Worthington.
Your top three future goals you want to achieve?
- Ride away from a backflip
- Air out 180
- Catch all the Pokémon