Maree Leith is a mother of 6 but three of her beloved children died just after birth. She fought through years of grief and depression and lost her own health along away before fighting back and building her fitness back. Starting off by running one power pole at a time and slowly building her way up to half then full marathons then ultramarathon. Losing 40kg along the way.
The incredible strength of this woman is phenomenal, what she suffered unbearable but she fought on and is now inspiring other women to take up running through her group Girls Who Run NZ.
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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/running-success
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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.
For more information go to www.lisatamati.com