What other emergency items might you take and why?
My ThermoBall™ is always inside my back pack. It's funny, I have a lot of good jackets but the green ThermoBall™ is my favourite! The lightness, warmth and flexibility of this jacket is incredible. I always use it when I go skiing or running.
What about training? Which gear would you choose when preparing for a winter mountain run?
I use my Ultra MT shoes when I take to the mountains.
Do the seasons affect how you train and which training methods you adopt?
I like both the winter and summer seasons; I like the contrast between the two. I’m fascinated by the seasons. Ultra-running races begin in February so I do my pre-season preparation during the winter months – I train both indoors and outdoors.
I combine both proprioception and plyometrics into my training routines. Exercises using my own weight and cardiovascular workouts are of equal importance. Mountain skiing also helps with my conditioning.