Introducing the SNB UK | XMiles UK 2018 \ 2019 Ambassador Team
Like SNB US at SNB UK | XMiles UK we believe it's important to keep everyone free from chafing plus being well fuelled to keep you moving forward. Our ambassadors team are pushing themselves to the limits in the most amazing events across the globe, in hand they are testing our products in every condition imaginable. Through it all, we keep them fuelled and free from chafing and blisters.
Here is the team, find out what they are doing in 2019........
Kim is a full time mum to three little ladies, running long to keep sane! 2019 is shaping up with more ultra trail races, a 100 miler and hopefully a self-supported multi day ultra, as well as completing the postgraduate IOC Sports Nutrition course.’
Mark is devoted to promoting a healthy lifestyle while seeing what his body is capable of. His key challenge for 2019 is to complete numerous events and help raise awareness and funds for mental health issues.
Louella is excited to turn 50 next year as this was the year she set herself the goal of qualifying for Kona Ironman World Championship! Her 2019 target race is IM Bolton in July, which will be her second Ironman, the first being a ‘have go at one’ in Vichy 2015.
Louella has just podiumed at the ETU Duathlon Champs Ibiza ! Picking up the European AG Silver.
By day Michael makes handmade kitchens in his family business, in 2019 he has set himself the challenge to train for and finish his second 100 miler in the Lakeland 100.
This is whilst taking on one of his biggest challenges to-date in learning how to be a dad for the first time this February.
To finish off 2018 Holly is pacing the Asics frontrunner team at the Dublin Marathon before completing the year with a really exciting Asics project in December in Oman…. 'more to follow on this one'
Her 2019 and my race plans are still very much a work in progress, but here are the ones she has set in stone:
- Barcelona Marathon - March
- Sonoma 50 - April (golden ticket for Western States….fingers crossed)
If she is lucky enough to get a golden ticket then she would love to do Western States but if not will probably head back to Lavarado Ultra Trail. before TDSin September. 'A proper stacked 2019 already, and will be great to track Holly's year'
Rob Has has a very busy 2018, highlights running 7:00:30 to take the British 100km Championships at the Anglo Celtic Plate in March, before heading to South Africa for his debut run at the Comrades Marathon. This lead to representing Great Briton at the 100k World Championships in Croatia before finishing the year with a trip to China for a 50k race before taking a well earned break!!
As for 2019, well, that is a work in progress!
Jo is still smashing 2018, with her first 100 miler completed at UTMB, nice easy one to start with! And her most recent event being the Malnad Ultra 80km where she finished as 1st female, putting down a new course record 'CR' 8hrs 15mins; and finishing 2nd overall.
2019 is in the planning, 'can't wait to see what events Jo has in store'
In 2019 Sam is focusing on running the length of Madeira at MIUT and entering my first swim-run event with Breca Jersey.
Oh and possibly a half Ironman.
Magsmay is an Ultra runner and mountain lover who loves to challenge herself through self navigation adventure weekends in the mountains, she has run 100 miles in the Arizona desert and will take on her first official stage race Cami de Cavallis - Epic 360 Menorca in March 2019.
She loves to build trail running communities in the UK and is also a Salomon Athlete Ambassador.
Charlie is runner and a plantsman at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He is a firm believer that running and plants are an amazing combination for well-being.
He has a few races planned in 2019, focussing on 100km road speed in the first half of the year before taking that speed back to the mountains.
Debbie has a host of finishes in some of the toughest and most iconic races in Europe, 2018 was no different with her awesome run at the main event in Chamonix UTMB.
For 2019 Debbie will be running the Centurion SDW50, she will be planning the rest of her year on the outcome from throwing her name in the hat for SWER lottery for the third time. 'Fingers Crossed'
A year of challenges for Dan in 2018, Dan joined a team of 11 to represent GB at the IAU 24 Hour European Championships in May, taking on the challenge of endurance in Timisoara, Romania and to defend his European 24h title, a great run from Dan coming home in 5th place covering 253.4325 km.
In August Dan set off from John O Groats! Headed to Lands End in a FKT JogLe attempt, After a mammoth effort Dan called time on his attempt, but has already talked about coming back.
Cannot wait to find out what Dan has planned for 2019
Mimi has a few challenges already planned for 2019 following her recent completion of riding LEJOG, two of the events will be a part of completing the 'London Classic'. Having previously ran the London Marathon in 2019 she plans to finishing the classic by taking on ride London 100 and the 2 mile swim in the Serpentine.
Here is a list of events Mimi already has in the diary;
- The Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100
- The Swim Serpentine two-mile swim.
- Old Man of Kent 203km in Just over 13 hours
- Fort William 1000km cycle in 72 hours
Marcus has again had another great year, with his most recent exploits taking a brilliant second place at the Salomon Cappadocia Ultra Trail! finishing in 11hrs 31mins for the 119km route with 4300m of ascent.
We cannot wait to see what Marcus will take on in 2019
Being an active mum, Alexis is always pushing her own limits, constantly learning and hopefully inspiring others to take on new challenges. Her main challenge for 2019 is to complete my first Ultra Marathon.” Finishing off 2018 she has the Jedburgh Half Marathon.
2019 upcoming challenges…
Stirling Marathon next April, Edinburgh Marathon next May, Run Mhor Half in June, and she is planning to be entering Run the Blades Ultra for July & finally Loch Ness Marathon in October.
Jack is off travelling to Australia for 3 months in march! but still has some races booked in for 2019 including the Arc of Attrition 50 miler on the 2nd February!
He is also hoping to do either The Plague 50k or 100k, or the Jersey round the rock 48 mile ultra in August!
Another busy race year planned for Sam, after debut at 24 hour racing Sam finished first GB lady at the 100k World Championships. So what does she have planned for 2019?
Here is a selection of the races Sam is taking on;
- Seville Marathon
- 6hr race (Liverpool)
- London Marathon
- Comrades Marathon (90k)
Following the 100k World Championships in September where Anthony finished in a time of 6:43:22, 8th place overall, and crowned M40 100k World Champion. He has taken a break for the rest of 2018.
A busy year planned for 2019 includes a PB attempt off the elite start at Manchester Marathon, followed by a return to London Marathon before joining the Nedbank International team at the Comrades Marathon to make a debut taking on the up run.