Jen has always loved to be active, from running around while growing up in the Peak District to playing football with the boys.
Leaving school, and heading off to University she was painfully shy and struggle to talk to people, however, as she was studying to be a barrister she was thrown into the deep end and worked hard to over come this. While studying and working, exercise took a back seat until she changed her life, by becoming self employed and moving away from London.
After the loss of her father and brother in quick succession she started going running as a way to deal with the pain. Although she struggles to call herself a runner, she has run multiple ultras in the country and has completed the Dig Deep Ultra, the Spine Challenge and the Northern traverse.
During this podcast Jen shared more about her passion for running, what she eats, how she trains, recovers and also gives top tips and advice for you to complete your own ultra challenge.
Why she has only just started to call herself a runner
Growing up in the Peak District and spending a lot of time outdoors
Playing sports at school, loving football and athletics
Getting through the awkward years at school and being the only girl playing football
Doing 5 years at university and how it impacted on her health and sports
Working as a Human Rights Lawyer
Her progression as a runner
Becoming self employed, moving back to the peak district and starting to go walking again
Joining a running club in the Peak District and being too scared to do any races or runs
Doing her first fell race
What she loves about running and why she has fun
Going on social media and being inspired by twitter
Losing her father and brother and going through a time of turmoil
Deciding to get a dog
30 mile ultra! The Dig Deep Ultra and having a little wobble during the race
Getting nervous before races and having anxiety
Trying not to stress and enjoying the moments while out running
The Spine Challenger Race and deciding to take it more seriously
The technical aspects of the race
Blisters and feet!!
Being a vegan, and her diet during training, racing and recovery
Being anaemic and suffering from chronic fatigue
Using acupuncture to manage her fatigue
Finding out what works for you
The Northern Traverse Race
Walking the coast to coast with her mum
Advice and tips for other runners and why getting to the start line without being injured is so important!
Future races coming up
Twitter - @jenscotney
Instagram - @jenscotney
Youtube - Northern Traverse Race Vlog 2018
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