Nikki moved to Chamonix, to ski, serve beer to the locals and dance on bar tops, way back in the Winter of 2004. Nikki has worked hard to train and run long distances and has run some incredible races and routes all over the world. They include, the UTMB (all distances) 100km CCC/120km TDS/ 170km, as well as the Everest marathon.
Based in Chamonix, she is a fully qualified VTCT Sports Massage Therapist, LiRF Run Leader CiRF Trail/Fell Running coach. Nikki is currently working towards her Mountain Leader qualification and finalising a diploma in sports nutrition all along side founding and building - The Adventure Running Company.
In 2017, Nikki was a founder of the Neverest Girls who went out to inspire girls into trying their hand at challenges that they may have never thought possible.
How she ended up living and working in Chamonix
How she would introduce herself
Being the co founder of the adventure running company
When she started getting into running
How her love of longer distance running came about
How her business came about
Where the idea came from to run the Everest Marathon
Deciding in October 2012 to do this challenge and making it a reality in May 2014
The biggest challenge while training - time and trying to balance life
Why it was a sad time to be in Nepal
Being evacuated from Base Camp
Why it was character building (Type 2 Fun)
The Trans Rocky Race in America
Dealing with stress fractures and having to sit out of the race
What she needed to change when she came back to running after her injury
Having a bone scintigraphy - and how it helped her to diagnose what was wrong
Her first race after injury - deferring UTMB until 2016
Wanting to do an Ironman in 2016 as well!!
Having a bad day on the course and not having it in her head and why she stopped.
Being mentally tired
Standing on the start line on UTMB in 2017 and feeling so ready for it and wanting it more than anything
Mental tips and tricks and why it is personal
Why she wants to know what it will be like once she finishes
Her 2018 season so far
How her crew support her to keep her going during the race when it gets tough
What a typical training week looks like
Concerns about getting stress fractures again
Nutrition…. vegetarian…. & food at aid stations during races
Why she is in the Lake District…
What the Bob Graham Round is and what’s involved..
Doing the Bob Graham Round in November… & her motivation behind it
Her 2019 challenge!!
Final words of advice for women who want to have more adventure running in their life
Website - www.theadventurerunningcompany.com
Facebook - @theadventurerunningcompany
Instagram - @theadventurerunningcompany
Twitter - @adventurerunn
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