Ali is a personal trainer and a passionate runner, she lives in Amersham with her partner and 2 children.
We first spoke with Ali in 2015 where she shared more about how she got into running, doing the Marathon des Sables and the Druids Ultra.
Since we last spoke Ali has joined the Great Britain 24hr racing team and has been pursuing her marathon goal of sub 3 hrs (Her current PB is 3hr 1 min!).
Ali keeps strong by lifting weights, and doesn’t stick to a strict training program, she listens to her body and plans training around her goals. Ali provides lots of great advice and tips whether you are new to running, or are looking to enter longer distance races.
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Who is Ali
Her love for running
What she has been doing since we last spoke
Still trying to break the 3 hour barrier in the marathon
Running a PB of 3hr 1min
Running sub 7 minutes….
Being proud of her result
Her emotions while crossing the finish line
Knowing at the half way point she wasn’t going to break the 3 hr mark
Not believing she can do it - “I’m not good enough”
Keeping happy throughout the year
Doing what she enjoys doing
Her love for Park Run
Planning her running in 2019
Letting your body recover
Being selected for the World Championships in October
The importance of strength work
Not doing massive mileage
Mobility work and making use of Youtube
Working out in her garage gym
The Grand Union Canal Race - 145 miles
Why it was one of the hardest races she’s done
Having a buddy runner
Struggling through the last 20 miles
The mental aspects of the journey
Getting more competitive over the final 13 miles
The ups and downs of running ultra
Needing people to be tough with her
Going beyond 24 hours running
The highs and the lows on the journey
The European Championships and only having 3 women
Getting a Bronze Medal
Putting her legs up in the air
Why it is all about the eating on a 24 hr race
Eating from half an hour into the start of the race
Watch a short video from the race
The Spartathlon Ultra Race
Advice for ultra runners
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