This conversation is with runner Jon Baguley, who recently relocated to Switzerland, and can often be found out on the mountain trails. Having been into running and endurance racing since 2008 when he ran his first marathon, he has since gone on to run ultras to 130km, multi-day mountain and desert races, hit the sub-3 marathon and completed Ironman, Swimrun and competed for the GBR age-group squad over the 70.3 half Ironman distance. He follows a largely plant based diet, and loves nothing more than a good chat on the run, which almost got us both into trouble, with another runner, when we took part in the Half Marathon Des Sables in Peru! You can follow Jon on Instagram @jonbaguley If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content. https://www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support
So, a bit about me. I´ve always loved the outdoors having grown up in the beautiful Cotswolds region of the UK. I grew up hiking with my family, playing sports and generally being outside. I was never a particularly athletic kid at school, and always struggled with my weight. That changed when I reached my later teenage years when I lost around 2 and a half stone or 15kg with a view to better my health. I got into the gym and cleaned up my diet, but I never really found my true passion.In 2008 I lost my dad to prostate cancer, and decided to run my first marathon to raise money for charity. I trained hard, and successfully completed the Dublin Marathon in 3 hours 52 minutes. I had found my calling, and ever since I have been in pursuit of all things adventure. I have now completed 18 marathons, 10 ultra-marathons including 6 races over 100km, Ironman, 5 half Ironmans, SwimRun and competed for GBR age group at the European Half Ironman Championships in Denmark in 2017. You can find a full list of my races and achievement here.I now live in Zurich, Switzerland with my partner Julia, where I work full time in international real estate.