What inspired you to start running?
Immersing myself in the natural world and discovering the beauty of Mother Nature is my number one inspiration to run. It’s my favourite way to travel through the world.
What made you want to take on the GR20 trail in particular?
The GR20 is heralded as the toughest trail in Europe, which immediately appealed to my sense of adventure. I Ike a challenge! I was also instantly attracted to the beauty of Corsica. It’s such a majestic island.
What was the hardest part of that race?
From mile 90-110 (145km-177km) I hit a rough patch. I was having what felt like an asthma attack and was very bonky (low on energy and light headed). But I powered through and, after a two hour nap, I was able to finish the last 15 miles (24km) relatively quickly.
What kept you going through those moments?
A strong desire to complete the trail. I knew in my bones that I could do it, I just needed to dig deep to finish it.