Nicola (AKA Gus) Benzie is a mild mannered accountant by day and wild ultramarathon running queen by weekend and night.
I met Gus 4 years ago when she was training to run her first half marathon, she joined our coaching family and we have seen her go from being a rather self concious, lacking in confidence, slightly overweight middle aged lady with asthma who kept getting repeated injuries and many setbacks to becoming a fully fledged ultramrathon running Queen who conquers 100 mile mountain ultramarathons and multi day stage races. From half a marathon to a 100 miles in 3 years. Wow.
Her story is inspiring and you will leave this interview feeling like "just maybe I could do that too"
We would also like to thank the sponsors of this show.
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Running Hot Coaching:
The online training platform run by Lisa Tamati and Neil Wagstaff.
Do you have a dream to run a big race, maybe a half marathon, a marathon or even an ultramarathon?
Have you struggled to fit in the training in your busy life?
Maybe you don't know where to start or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injuries troubles?
Do you want to beat last years time or finish at the front of the pack?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then we can help you.
We promise to get you to the start line in the best shape ever! We will give you the benefit of our years of knowledge and experience in competing and training athletes, so you can avoid the mistakes, train efficiently, have fun and stay in optimal health while you are doing it.
So who are we?
Lisa Tamati is an a professional ultramarathon runner with over 25 years experiences racing the world's toughest endurance events and leading expeditions. Author of two internationally published running adventure books. She is also a mindset expert. From crossing the Libyan desert on foot to running Death Valley to running the length of NZ for charity, she has been there and done that. For more information on Lisa click here: www.lisatamati.com
Neil Wagstaff is an exercise scientist, coach and ultramarathon runner with over 22 years experience in the health and fitness industry. He has trained hundreds of athletes and coaches alike to the successful completion of their goals. For more info or to download our free run training ecourse go to www.runninghotcoaching.com/run...
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The Path of an Athlete - Mindset academy. An in-depth online programme that teaches you how to develop mental toughness, resilience, leadership skills, a never quit mentality, mental wellbeing and the keys for success in anything you set your mind to.
Do you wish you had the mental toughness of an extreme athlete?
Do you seek the confidence to deal with any threat, to steer any situation or challenge to a positive outcome?
If so, you can now learn the secrets to mental toughness and to developing a never quit mindset from someone who has been there and done that and lived to tell the tale.
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