In 2017, I turned up to run two 100 mile races, Sinister 7 and Lost Souls. Yes, I had done the training, packed my drop bags (which I so often look at and want nothing from when I am racing!) and organized my racing pack; but I DNFed both. I thought I could just turn up, run and everything would be ok.
Georgie Islip has been described by her friends as a ‘outdoor nut’. However, after her first London Marathon back in 1995, Georgie swore that she would never run such ‘silly’ long distances again! After her first son was born, she changed careers from sales and marketing to working for herself as a running and fitness coach. Running the Marathon des Sables had been one of Georgie’s dream challenges and when the opportunity to enter the 2010 race came, she jumped at the chance. She completed the MdS, a 250km multi stage endurance race across the Sahara. In training for the MdS, Georgie grew to love the challenge of running long distances, particularly on trails and has now completed numerous marathons, ultras (Sinister 7 three times!) triathlons and adventure races. Georgie now calls Calgary, Canada her home, and what she loves most is hitting the mountains, skiing or hiking with family and friends and her dog Louis. https://www.georgieislip.com/blog