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Who am I, you ask?
I’m a “fun run” ultra runner that juggles work, life and being a mum. My passion for understanding how the human body works has been a driving force throughout my life. Growing up in South Africa sport was just something I did, no questions ask. Just, “how can I be better at what I'm doing?” After completing my BSc honours degree in human movement science and rehabilitation I relocated to England. Throughout my career in the health and fitness industry my mission is to educate and help people understand their bodies. Wether you have a niggling ache or severe injury your rehabilitation programme will take you on a journey where you will discover why you got injured and what you have to do in future to avoid getting injured again.
Since the age of six I was participating in athletics. As I got older my distances increased from sprints (I can truly say I'm not a sprinter!) to ultra distances (my love and passion). Over the last four years I’ve ran fifteen ultras, a few shorter races and team events. These varies from a 230km self supported jungle ultra through the Amazon rainforest in Peru, the UTMB a 170km race around Mont Blanc (which is still my menace), Thunder Run a 24-hour race, the South Downs 50 to the much calmer Royal Parks Ultra through London.
My whole life evolves around running, fitness and nutrition. I’m a UKA Coach in Running Fitness, the fitness editor for Women’s Running magazine and also the fitness editor for for five Women’s Fitness MagBooks: Flat belly guide, Lose 10 years, 10-week fat burn, lose a stone, 15-munitue fitness and the fifth one to be published in December 2016. I’m currently launching the Health and Wellbeing School with my first course “Eat better, run faster” (soon available to download). My vision for the school is to create a virtual place where people can get impartial advice and learn new skills to improve their health, wellbeing and performance. I want everyone to develop and grow in an environment where you feel safe to make mistakes. You will learn and develop more from making mistake than trying to do everything perfect.
Mistakes are not failures but steps to success.
My name is Anne-Marie Lategan and I’m excited to meet you all!