Guest Speaker – Anna-Marie Watson
We are delighted to welcome Anna-Marie Watson, endurance athlete and performance coach to the Bristol Running Show. Anna-Marie has a self-confessed severe ultra-running habit and is usually found hitting up the trails in pursuit of the perfect flow moment.
Her first foray into ultra-running was the CCC (2008) where she narrowly missed the course cut off time. Fast forward to 2018 where she placed 7th lady in the Ultra Trail World Tour annual ranking with podium positions at the Marathon des Sables and Ultra Trail de Mont Blanc (UTMB). Over the last fifteen years she’s combined her passion for running and pursuit to optimise human performance and has achieved considerable success at an elite international level. It’s all about mind over matter.
Her journey spans over nineteen years from the London Marathon (2004 and 2007) and the Everest Marathon (2007) and has clocked up over forty-running events including 100km, 100 miles and multi-stage. In addition she has participated in ten IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon races including three World Championships (Las Vegas, Mount Tremblant and South Africa), two full-distance triathlon and a smorgasbord of adventures.
Closer to home she’s set Fastest Known Times (FKTs) on the White Horse Trail, Limestone Link, Dan Booth Round and Mendip Way in the south-west. Her film in partnership with FinditFilm; ‘Eight White Horses’ was selected for the Kendal Mountain Film Festival player and featured in the Adventure Uncovered Film Festival.
Anna-Marie regularly contributes to podcasts such as Resilience Rising, From Ultras to Self-care, Wild Ginger Running, TalkUltra and Zestology.She also crafts race reports and advice in her onlineblog. She’s part of the La Sportiva UK Team and an ambassador for Precision Fuel and Hydration.
Whether it’s your first trail race, an ultra or a multi-stage challenge, Anna-Marie offers training programmes, specialist advice around event preparation in harsh environments, and ninja mindset race strategies. She holds the Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) qualification through England Athletics and is delighted to be recommended as a 33Fuel Coach. Her athletes have tackled events from Marathon des Sables, Arctic Trail Ultra, Mozart 100 and more.
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