Women In Running: Q&A Panel
Sheffield and the Peak District has a whole host of women who have quietly achieved some amazing things. With families and full time jobs meaning training is consistently taking second place it takes some determination to succeed.
So how have they done it? How have they juggled careers and families to achieve more than they could have ever imagined?
Each has a story to tell, each may surprise you and each no doubt will have approached things differently.
Know’s your chance to ask what they did to achieve so much on a personal level in their sport.
Jen Scotney: Jen has recently completed the Spine Challenger coming 3rd lady in a distance of over 100 miles – non stop! This is not even the longest run she is planning this year. Jen, is a vegan runner and happy to answer questions on her running nutrition too.
Laura Inglis: Accelerate Performance Centre coach. Laura has coached beginners to high performance club athlete’s and through determination and continued learning is making rapid progress as a coach. She is also an ultra runner and last year won the Ladybower 50.
Margo Duncan: Wood Run leader and family GP who is a very experienced runner. Having turned her attention to triathlon she has since competed for GB within her age group. She also has a wealthy of experience at trail and road racing.
Debbie Smith: Climber, turned Adventure Racer turned ultra distance mountain biker and then runner. Few will know that Debs has won every UK Adventure Racing title and was consistently in the top 3 for 24Hr mountain biking. In turning her attention to Ultra running she has completed the Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc, taking a top 10 spot in her age category. In Mountain Marathons, such as the OMM she has also been a regular winner or podium finisher.