An Interview with Lucy Bartholomew - I will always remember my first 100km at 15years old with my Dad along the Victorian Coastline. It was super special to share these footsteps and moments with him and to achieve something that a lot of people said wasn’t achievable.
For many runners (and non-runners), Dean Karnazes needs no introduction. If you are new to running or not familiar with the ultra-running world, or Dean’s books, then watching this video will be a great introduction to a man who has been named by TIME magazine as one of the ‘top 100 most influential people in the world’.
Jacky Hunt-Broersma - 'A Truly Inspirational Runner' - I now run to inspire others to get fit and healthy, especially other amputees, as I am living proof that life goes on after cancer and amputation.
Living the Mountain Life - The mountains decide if you are climbing, running or even walking. So, going into the mountains is a combination of all these kinds of movements and that is what I love. It makes you feel alive and free.
Read all about Josephine Anselin's 'micro-adventure', running across Scotland! Plus great tips for planning your own adventure and recommendations for some great running books to read, to get you even more inspired.
Interview with Hilary Matheson - I know many new runners these days want to jump right in and run a hundred miler, but I also see a lot of new runners burning themselves out by signing up for every race they can get their hands on, instead of focusing on building a solid base first.
Interview with Meg Lewis-Schneider - My approach to training is “train don’t strain”. Listen to your body and don’t get greedy and take more than it’s willing to give. I do this by balancing hard workouts with quality, recovery/easy runs.
Interview with Adell Bridges - "I always like to remember that 'nothing is permanent'. So, you can apply this when you're in a pleasant situation, remembering to take it in and be grateful for it, because it won't be around forever. Or when you're in a challenging situation, to remember that this too shall pass!"
Interview with Shaylee Hurst - I wanted to know how to react when I came across all types of animals and wildlife, as well as basic first aid. Also, make sure you're diligent about protecting your skin with SPF while you're exploring!
Interview with Anna Frost - There are so many wonderful role models of strong, happy, successful women lining up and dominating at all of the major events. They last more than a few races, we see them consistently perform at a high level because they have healthy eating habits.
Interview with Hailey Van Dyk - There is something about the challenge of getting up each day and forcing yourself to run through the accumulated soreness. I also really love getting to go to sleep each night so that you don't miss any of the sights by running through the night.
Interview with Dani Moreno - To secure a place on Team USA, I basically just had to have a great racing resume, which meant I had to race well consistently! It took a lot of work over the last year and I felt honored to be selected to the team still being very new to the sport.
Interview with Anna Mae Flynn - Don't be too competitive with anyone or yourself. Always have a good time, and when it is time to work hard your body will know. I don’t really focus on the stats, but more about what I want to do that day.
In September I ran solo across Kyrgyzstan. It was a distance of about 950km, carrying all of my 12kg of equipment in a backpack. I aimed to use ancient nomad trails to cross the Tien Shan mountains on a route that had never before been run, relying on yurt-dwelling nomads for assistance in the wild.