We are taking a little break from the norm this episode with Phil flying solo with an interview… and what an interview!
Anna-Marie Watson is an ultra-endurance athlete who regularly achieves podium positions and pretty much anything she enters. Her most notable successes include placing 7th woman (and in the top 100 finishers overall) at the Ultra Tour de Mont Blanc. This 170km trail race has 10,000m of vertical ascent (and descent!) takes the average hiker 10 days to complete whereas Anna-Marie finished in 28 hrs 32 mins!!!
She has also completed the notorious Marathon Des Sables twice placing 2nd woman in 2015 and 5th woman in 2018. This multi-stage event in the Sahara Desert is the equivalent of six marathons in six days and described as the”toughest footrace on earth” by the Discovery Channel and”more hellish than hell” by Sir Ranulph Fiennes who completed the event in the same year.
She’s also an outstanding high performance coach running her business ‘Reach for More’.
There is way more to unpack here – so jump in and listen!