Alison is a married mother to two girls, (We interviewed her older daughter Lorna from “Queen of the Mile” last week on the podcast!), she’s also a business women, and can now call herself an ultra runner!
During this episode we learn more about Alison, what drives her and why she decided to put her trainers on at 64 and start running.
We learn more about her mental resilience and why she wants to encourage more women and men to take up fitness when they hit their sixties.
Its never to late to start but its always too late to wait! #66notout
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Growing up in Aberdeen
Having children late for her generation
Being an older mother and how it kept her fit
Having the support of her husband and how it helped her work life balance
Growing up as a healthy family
Getting the mothers perspective on daughters going off on adventures
Why she decided to take up running again at 64
Deciding to do the a 100K Race - The Race to the Stones!
How her walking progressed to running and how she amazed herself!
Dealing with the negative comments about her age when she decided to do this challenge
Being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998
What drives her to want to prove people wrong
Why you need to “pull yourself into yourself”
The two types of women in their sixties who run
Why you need to squat and why you need to have strong legs
What the race to the stones is - and why its a good starter race
What cut off times are
Race tactics and her strategy
The importance of good socks and shoes
Feeling stronger and better at 80km than she did at 50km
What she’s learned while ultra running and why its the distance for her
Starting to plateau and why she needed to change her training
How running has impacted on her life - for positive and negative reasons
Learning to burn fat more efficiently, but still having carbs
On line communities
Advice for women who do want to take up running!
Raising money for Charing Cross Hospital and why its so important
Say hi to Alison on Twitter @alison8north
Charity - Friends of Charing Cross Hospital
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