Eliza Fletcher – Heinous, Senseless, Murder – Safety Tips from Tasha Ina Church

Hello Runners!

This must stop! Another young woman was violently murdered while out for a run!

Eliza Fletcher from Memphis, wife, mother of two boys, and a Kindergarten teacher, was out for a run on Friday, September 2, 2022. She was running at about 4:00 AM, just doing what she loved, when he violently attacked, abducted, and murdered her. This psychopath dumped her body behind an abandoned house in tall grass. 

This murder was a heinous, senseless, and disgusting crime by a sick, psychopath, fucking animal of a so-called human being. And it pisses me off—no reason for this whatsoever. 

I talk about Eliza and other murdered female runners in this episode, and I don’t hold back. However, if you are sensitive to a little rough language, please be aware, and I apologize in advance for my language. 

I also replay an interview in late 2020 with Self Defense Instructor Tasha Ina Church. She went through a very uncomfortable episode while running with a male scumbag following her. Tasha knows over 850 Self Defense moves. And even so, this encounter shook her to the core. 

We talk about that, and Tasha provides valuable self-defense tips and techniques. Even one of them can save a life. Very much worth a listen.

Thank you, runners, for listening to the Feel-Good Running Podcast! Please consider sharing this podcast with your running friends and on your social media platforms if you like it. I do not spend money to advertise my podcast. Instead, I try to grow it organically, which is by you, my listeners, sharing it! Thank You!

Remember to be kind to others, even if some are not kind to you. The world is terrifying these days, as was just experienced in Memphis. Yet, we all need to make a difference now more than ever. So be aware, be safe, and enjoy your run! Peace everyone!

~ Jim



Show Timestamps

[00:00] – Host Jim Lynch Comments Regarding Eliza Fletcher’s Murder

[14:17]- Tasha Ina Church – Self Defense Instructor Interview

[01:03:51] Jim – Episode close


Show Notes

Tasha Ina Church

Social Media:

For all other social media platforms, look up: @ElleLiveAction


Main Website – Tasha’s Main Website

On-Line Self Defense Classes for Women –Elle Live Action

Tasha – Episode #9

Runners Safety Tips – List of Running Safety Tips from Tasha



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About the Host, Jim Lynch

Thank you for listening to my podcast. I'm a long time "Feel Good" runner myself completing 101 Marathons and a certified 50 State finisher having completed a marathon in all 50 states plus DC.

I am the Race Director of the Maui Marathon and former Vice President of the Valley Isle Road Runners on the island of Maui, a certified RRCA Running Coach and now a recognized Podcaster!

Running is my passion and has really defined my life. With all the support over the years I have personally received from volunteers from all the races I have done, I would like to give back.

The "Feel Good Running" podcast is for the everyday runner. If you are a long time runner, fairly new to running or even just thinking about running, I hope to appeal to you and bring you inspiration and motivation with my guests and my many years of running experience. I hope to be one of your go to running podcasts for years to come.

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Thank you for listening and I hope you too will become a "Feel Good Runner" yourself! ~ Jim

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