- Apr 5, 2018
- 3 min
Anna-Marie Watson - Performance coach & founder Reach for More.
Catching up with Anna-Marie Watson who we last spoke with a year ago. Anna-Marie constantly pushes her own mental and physical boundaries and has achieved considerable success at an elite international level in various endurance sports. Anna-Marie combines the disciplines of ultra running and long distance triathlon with the odd adventure race thrown in for good measure. Her endurance journey spans over thirteen years with an initial gentle introduction with the London marat
- Dec 7, 2014
- 2 min
Marathon des Sables - Bloggers 2014 & 2015
I love reading and learning about what other people are doing as part of their training and how they approach such a massive challenge. I think the main thing for me, is everyone is different and there’s no magic formula for the MdS. What works really well for someone is not necessarily going to work well for another. You need to know what works for your body. I’ve compiled a list of all the MdS bloggers I can find in one place. I’m sure there are many more. If you know of an
- Nov 15, 2014
- 2 min
Book Review: 824 By P J G Robbins
Free on Amazon Kindle “I honestly believe that most people could complete the MdS if they put their mind to it. The thing that will stop almost everyone from signing up to even a regular marathon is their mindset. It’s all too easy to be overawed by the magnitude of the challenge and giving up before you’ve even put your name down.” - P Robbins I really enjoyed this book; it’s a quick informative read. If you like running you’ll probably be able to relate to a lot of what he
- Oct 12, 2014
- 2 min
Insurance for the MdS– It’s a must!
The MdS is an expensive event to do (£3,650). There would be nothing worse than doing all the training, then getting injured at the last moment and not being able to run the race and lose all that money. After getting my race confirmation, the next step was to get insurance sorted to make sure if I was injured or couldn’t do the race for whatever reason I’d be able to get refunded. The MdS website also recommends you make insurance your second purchase after your entry has be
- Sep 22, 2014
- 2 min
Marathon des Sables 2015?
I’ve been thinking about what challenge I can do to launch Tough Girl Challenges, and the Marathon des Sables keeps popping up and one I’ve come back to time and time again over the previous months. I’ve watched the James Cracknell documentary, read books written by other competitors who’ve done the race and visited the MdS website countless times. It would be a fantastic challenge to aim towards and what a first challenge for me to do. It would be the perfect challenge to la