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Ashly Winchester - Ultra runner focused on FKT’s & Host of Womxn Of The Wild podcast.

Michelle Griffith-Robinson - Former GB Olympian, wife, mother of 3, lifestyle coach, personal trainer and Ambassador for Diabetes UK

Ashly Winchester an avid ultra-runner, backpacker, rock climber, and mountaineer. She also loves chasing FKT's (Fastest Known Times) and revels in immersing herself in solo, unsupported records in the wilderness. Ashly created and began hosting the podcast, Womxn Of The Wild, in December 2019 with the aim to inspire, educate, and empower women in the outdoors. Ashly in her own words: “As I developed my skills and proficiency in the outdoors, I started meeting and connecting with a ton of really amazing ladies. I realized that I wanted to help bring more women into this world of adventure. I don’t care what anybody says, we belong out there. I want women of all shapes and colors and abilities and ages to understand that you can do these things too, and it’s never too late to start.” New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday at 7am UK time - Make sure you hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out. The tough girl podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons. To find out more about supporting your favourite podcast and becoming a patron please check out


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Show notes

  • Who is Ashly

  • Quitting her job

  • Deciding to make big changes in her life

  • Becoming a freelance writer

  • Being in an abusive marriage

  • Being deep in depression and not knowing what to do with her life

  • Going backpacking with a friend

  • Her love of being in the wilderness

  • Making a living from freelance writing

  • The financial struggles of writing

  • Living a nomadic lifestyle

  • Getting into Fastest Known Times (FKT's)

  • Getting to explore different areas

  • Getting into running

  • Running further and further distances

  • Training solo

  • Evidence for FKT’s

  • Training for FKT’s

  • Running 74 miles through the desert

  • Race tactics and strategy

  • Dealing with periods while running

  • Using 2 cups

  • What’s going on mentally

  • Wild animals…

  • Using FKT’s as training runs

  • Womxn of the Wild - community and podcast

  • Why the X in Womxn

  • Learning about the challenges of podcasting

  • Focusing on quality content

  • Final words and top tips and advice for you


Social Media

Website - Womxn of the Wild Podcast - aims to highlight the badass women who explore, adventure, and crush in the outdoors. Instagram @womxnofthewild @ashly.winchester Facebook @womxnofthewild


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