Friday, 7 February
Some people love running so much that they want to run everywhere! This is Mimi Anderson. Nicknamed Marvellous Mimi, she quite honestly has a ton of marvellous tales to tell. Mimi has been described as one of the most inspirational female distance runners - in fact, I’d say she is the queen of running a long way! In this episode of RunPod, Mimi describes some of the world’s most exciting and gruelling ultramarathons and endurance races. Whether or not you aspire to ever take part is irrelevant, it’s absolutely fascinating to hear about the different races that are out there and Mimi has firsthand experience of them all! She also took on the ultimate challenge-running coast to coast across the USA. Her experiences and achievements are incredible to hear and the fact that she, in her words, was simply a stay at home mum who took up running is hugely inspiring. In fact, Mimi is not just a mum, she's also a grandma...Probably the fittest granny out there! Sadly her extreme running has also had a serious impact on her body-the consequences are severe but of course this won’t stop her. Believe me, listening to this episode will absolutely make you desperate to go for a run yourself....even if it’s not quite as far as Mimi!