ENDURANCE

ATHLETE

Anna-Marie constantly pushes her own mental and physical boundaries and has achieved considerable success at an elite international level in many endurance sports.

 

She combines the disciplines of ultra running and long distance triathlon with the odd adventure race thrown in for good measure.

Anna-Marie's endurance journey spans over sixteen years with an initial gentle introduction through the London Marathon (2004 and 2007) and the Everest Marathon (2007). She tackled her first ultra, the CCC (part of the Ultra Trail de Mont Blanc (UTMB) series) in 2007, placing firmly at the back of the field and narrowly missing the course cut-off time by minutes.
 
After consistent and focused training her ultra-running career gone from strength to strength over recent years. Anna-Marie now competes at an international level and during the 2018 season placed 7th in the Ultra Trail World Tour ladies' annual rankings. The full annual ranking can be found here, and full details of her race career can be found here. 

'If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them'.

Bruce Lee

2020 Season

Trans Gran Canaria Advanced, Spain (March)

Mustang Multi-stage Trail Race, Nepal (April - CANCELLED due to COVID-19)

Mozart 100, Austria (June - TBC due to COVID-19)

OCC - UTMB Series, France (August - TBC due to COVID-19)

Diagonale de Fous, Reunion Island (October)

Top 10 Results

Ultra Tour de Mont Blanc (2017) - 7th lady (28:32:16)

Oman by UTMB (2018) - 1st lady (26:20:27)

Marathon des Sables (2015) - 2nd lady (29:40:19)

Marathon des Sables (2018) - 5th lady (29:04:43) 

Trans Gran Canaria (2018) - 8th lady (17:08:22) 

Gran Trail Courmayeur (2017) - 1st lady (20:17:34)

Half Marathon des Sables Fuerteventura  (2017) - 1st lady (13:51:26)

Cappadocia Ultra Trail (2016)  - 1st lady (14:25:45)

The Oner - Brutal Events (2016) - 1st lady/CR (17:35:03)

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships South Africa (2018) - 13th AG (5:02:50)

Anna-Marie is kindly supported by a team of experts; WAA - What An Adventure, the French ultra- equipment companyVeloforte who produce tasty nutrition bars from real food (aka dried fruit nuts), Precision Hydration aka 'The Sweat Experts' who design bespoke hydration plans; 33 Fuel; makers of chia energy gel, and she is an athlete with ULTRA X, who organise 250km multi-stage events in stunning international locations. 

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Running Coaching

Whether it's a 5K or an ultra, everyone has a first race. Breaking past the marathon distance physically, mentally and emotionally is a rite of passage. 

 

If you’ve got a tiny voice inside softly whispering, “I wonder if I could do an ultra,” listen to it. Dream, research, plan, train and prepare.  

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. Get in touch today and start the conversation - here

Alongside her passion for ultra-running, Anna-Marie is a keen triathlete who has competed in two full distance events (3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run) - Bigman in Prague, Czech Republic (2013) and Challenge Roth, Germany, where she placed in the top 15% of her age category. 

She consistently achieves podium positions within her age group at IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon events (1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run), and she has qualified for the World Championships three times in Port Elizabeth (2012), Las Vegas (2014) and Mont Tremblant (2018), placing in the top third of her age group. 

Motivational Speaking

Anna-Marie draws lessons from her achievements and valuable experience in the endurance sporting context to deliver motivational presentations and workshops.
 
Previous key themes include how to be a business athlete, finding flow, peak performance, wider wellbeing and resilience. It's possible to specifically tailor these ideas to captivate a range of audiences within the business environment, youth development programmes or charitable organisations. Find out more  about about the different services available here
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