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Allie Bailey - has run over 60 races, from half marathons to 100 mile ultras

Tough Girl - Allie Bailey - has run over 60 races, from half marathons to 100 mile ultras & in January she became the 1st women to run across a 100 mile wide froze lake in Mongolia!

Allie has run over 60 races, from half marathons to 100 mile ultras, and her race sheet for 2018 is looking pretty interesting. In 2017 she gained her first podium place at The Ox 50 where she came first woman, repeating this at the Cotswold Ultra 44 mile race.

In October 2017 she finished her first 100 mile race in under 24 hours. She’s passionate about empowering women in sport and especially about endurance racing.

In January 2018 she became the first woman to cross the largest body of freshwater in the world on foot, taking part in a 100 mile multi-stage event on Lake Khovsgol in Mongolia.

She has also trained people to run marathon and ultra distance.

Having suffered from mental health problems for a lot of her life, she’s a passionate advocate of running as therapy and will be supporting Mind Hackney as her charity of choice in 2018.


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Show notes

  • Coming back from Man V Lakes (Rat Race Event)

  • Why she introducers herself as a mid pack runner

  • Getting into running 6 or 7 years ago

  • Being rubbish at sport

  • Deciding to go on her first run

  • Working in the music industry in a high stressed environment

  • Running her first 10K

  • Trying to raise some money and entering the London Marathon

  • ITB Injury…

  • Why she had to run another Marathon.

  • How her running journey progressed and why sibling rivalry motivated her

  • Doing her first trail run and what she loved about it

  • Deciding to do an ultra!

  • Venn diagram of runners

  • Swapping music festivals for running

  • Comparing her 20s to her 30s

  • Playing a role

  • Becoming a freelancer

  • What she loves about running communities

  • What she thinks about while running

  • Bad Boy Running - Online Running Community - Facebook & Podcast

  • Creating her own running community for women - She’s Electric

  • Running 100 miles across a frozen lake in Mongolia

  • Not liking the cold!

  • Using running spikes on the lake

  • The issues with sleep and nutrition

  • Wanting to get to the end

  • The book - Relentless Forward Progress


Social Media

Twitter - @AllieBailey


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