We're extremely proud to be supporting our friends at Run Rural with an awesome running event in honour of war hero and legend, David Sloman, the Royal British Legion and the Kent based, (Ramsgate) Alfie Gough Trust. We're particularly excited to see our friends Mimi Anderson and Mishka Shubaly on the line up! 🏃♀️🤘🏃♂️
When Mimi first started jogging on a treadmill as an unfit 36-year-old mother-of-three...she never imagined she would go on to become a World-Record-breaking ultrarunner.
After coming to terms with the anorexia that impacted her life from a young age, Mimi begins to reassess her relationship with food and finds a new resolve in running. With a renewed sense of purpose, she decides to take the sport that saved her life to the next level, training hard and throwing herself in at the deep end by entering the epic Marathon des Sables in the Sahara desert, despite still being a novice runner. One startling success leads to another, as she finds herself taking on ever-more-challenging races – from the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, USA, to the 6633 Arctic Ultra – all building up to her biggest challenge yet: attempting to gain the Guinness World Record time for a female running 840 miles from John o’Groats to Land’s End.
This incredible story of how an ordinary mum ran her way into the record books will inspire beginner runners and die-hard marathon devotees alike, proving that, no matter where life takes you, it’s never too late to achieve your dreams and do the impossible.
Simply donate here to attend: https://www.gofundme.com/f/sloman-100
Stress gets a bad press and we want you to reclaim it! Not all stress is bad and not all pain is significant. We're meeting too many people who are feeling stressed out about getting stressed out; but the truth is, without stress there is no growth. If you want to run a marathon, you need to put your body through incremental levels of stress when you're training, in order to be ready on race day. And when we say ready, we mean accepting, even welcoming of pain. If you train with us, when the beast arrives, you're going to be opening that door - "Oh there you are! Come on in, I've been waiting for you." Now, it's power is gone, because you are in control. Not because you faught it away or beat it - it's still there, but you welcomed it in.
Welcoming and accepting stress in this way can be applied to nearly every aspect of our lives. Take exams, for example. They're stressful events for young people, but if you welcome stress, knowing you've put the metaphorical miles in, when you're stood in line about to hit that paper; the beast is slain, once again. Just like Annya here, who's learning stress acceptance techniques to take into this week's exams. No luck required, Annya. The job is done. Go kill it 🚪🐉🏃♀️
We were humbled and honoured to feature in The Times; a piece written by award winning journo and all round legend, Robert Crampton. You can read the full article here, (two free stories available through this link):
Author, ultrarunner, musician and all round legend Mishka Shubaly dropped by Primal Roots HQ to witness the fitness. As well as taking part in a bootcamp session, Mishka shared his thoughts on gym fitness versus outdoor exercise.