Tag Archives: ultrarunner

Monday Morning Motivation – Angela Shartel

31 Jul

I’m guessing that first thing in the morning probably isn’t when you have time to watch a 20 minute documentary, but please do yourself a favour, save this link and schedule time to watch this brilliant 20 minute documentary this week.

Ultra Angela tells the story of Angela Shartel who has battled depression and poor health to become an ultra runner.

You can read more about Angela on her website.

Monday Morning Motivation – Lisa Smith-Batchen

8 Jun

Lisa Smith-Batchen

If you’re searching for some motivation on a Monday morning then look no further than Lisa Smith-Batchen, who is an inspirational female runner.

In July 2014, ultrarunner Lisa from Idaho, successfully covered the famed 135-mile route of Badwater  – known as “the world’s toughest footrace” due to its extreme heat and sheer duration – four times, back-to-back, adding on two summits of the 14,505-foot Mt. Whitney twice.

To read more about Lisa, follow these links:

Marathon training tips from Lisa Smith-Batchen:

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Monday Morning Motivation – Way to go!

21 Jul

Steve Way is  hugely inspirational man, who was an unhealthy and overweight smoker just 7 years ago, but who is now going to represent England in the Commonwealth Games. You can read his amazing story here: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/may/31/great-britain-commonwealth-games-marathon-steve-way

Steve Way

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Amazingly, not only does Steve hold down a full-time job whilst running over 100 miles every week, but he also finds the time to blog: http://www.steveway.co.uk/