Meet the runner who plans her route around penises

Meet the runner who plans her route around penises
Photo credit: Instagram/ @d*ck_run_claire

A 33-year-old fitness enthusiast has stumbled upon an unlikely niche - she's Instagram famous for running in the shape of a penis.

D*ck Run Claire, as she's known on Instagram, has been running US streets in the shape of penises for just over three years.

It all began in 2015 when she was visiting her brother in New Jersey and went out for a run. 

Claire got lost and, when she found her way back home, she noticed her GPS tracker looked a little odd.

Tracing her way through the streets, Claire had run in almost the exact shape of a penis complete - and thus her Instagram, D*ck Run Claire was born.

"Honestly I just love running; it's my favourite way to get a workout in," Claire told Vice.

"Drawing a giant d*ck across a town is really just a bonus."

Claire's passion is evident across her Instagram page - phallus images of all shapes and sizes sketched out by a GPS tracker.

It's gained her just over 10,000 followers.

Recently, Claire has been trying something new. 

She is now attempting to run in the shape of female genitalia. But it's proving more difficult than her usual routes.

"Not a lot of roads converge to a vagina shape," she told Vice.

Claire says her runs have become a world-wide phenomenon with people from all corners of the globe sending in their own phallic running routes.

"It's fun planning them and it gets me out there on days where I would otherwise skip a run."

"Sometimes they're so detailed and so obvious that I think someone did it on purpose."