Jcy is a trail runner, bike traveller, fixed gear rider, bike polo player and Most importantly... An Outdoor lover!
Jcy was born in Hong Kong, she then moved over to the UK where she lived for 22 years. When she was young, Jcy was not into sports or being active, but that all changed when she started getting into cycling and began commuting to and from work.
Jcy moved back to HK in 2016 and continued commuting via bike, she also joined lots of sports clubs to make new friends.
Running was something she’d always hated and tried to avoid. However, after hurting her arm, her only option was to run!
During this episode Jcy shares more about her journey into trail running, how she progressed from running 2.4k to the metro station, to her first 24km trail race, then a 50k race and onto running 100 milers all within 4 years.
Jcy loves the uphill, hates the flats and hates going downhill.
Learn more about her training, her tips for dealing with tough times while out on the trail and why she never gives up, even when she comes in last place.
Jcy will inspire you to give tail running a go, and to step outside your comfort zone.
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Being born in Hong Kong
Being rebellious as a teenager and dropping out of sports
Moving back to Hong Kong in 2012
Wanting to save money by cycling to work
Cycling in Hong Kong as a commuter
Getting comfortable with the traffic
Joining sports clubs to make friends
Why the trails are concrete
Getting introduced to trail running
Changing from cycling to running
Her first time running
Being in so much pain, not being able to walk the next day
Running her first 24k race
Getting dressed up for races
Being a smoker
Loving the freedom of running
Having the time to reflect on her life
2016 - her first 50k race
Coming in last place and it taking over 12hrs
Returning 3 years later and coming in 2nd place
What changed over the 3 years
Running her first 100k
Recovery after a big race
Being humbled by a challenging 100k race which took over 24hrs
Dealing with heatstroke in her first year of running
Having 3 goals with regards to a finish time
Working with a running coach in 2019
What a typical training week looks like
Getting up at 5/5.30 am to go training
Running the same route over and over again
Hating running downhill
Managing the fear of running downhill
Learning house dance
Being inspired by Magdalena Lewy-Boulet
How to follow Jcy online
Final words of advice for other women who want to get into trail running
Go out and enjoy the nature!
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