After the loss of her father and brother in quick succession in 2009, Jen Scotney started going running as a way to deal with the pain. She gradually built up to running some of the toughest ultramarathons in the UK. She has podiumed at the 190 mile Northern Traverse Race and twice at the winter 112 mile Spine Challenger event. She has also completed ultramarathons across the world, including a multistage desert race in Peru. She left law in 2019 after burnout from the long hours and cases, and now is a running coach and yoga teacher. She is also training as a Mountain Leader which is a qualification to take groups into mountains. She has also been a guest host on the Wild Ginger Running YouTube channel since January. She is vegan, and has been spending the UK lockdowns in the Peak District, with husband Marcus (also an ultra runner) and beagle Sherlock.Connect with Jen:@jenscotneyGet your FREE Monthly Workout & Mindset Calendar: http://lifelikelunden.com/calendarConnect with Lunden:@lifelikelunden2 Ways to Get Connected with Lunden BEYOND the Podcast1. Self Love & Sweat MONTHLY Members Only Meetup2. Strong At Home 4 Women 8-Week Dumbbell Only Workout & Coaching ProgramGrab your FREE spot in the Motivation Masterclass: 5 Keys to UNLOCK Motivation That Lasts (& never start over again): http://lifelikelunden.com/motivation-masterclassStrong At Home 4 Women Dumbbell Only Workout Plan:http://lifelikelunden.com/strong-at-homeOne-On-One Lifestyle Transformation Coaching with Lunden:http://lifelikelunden.com/vip
On Saturday 3rd April Marcus set a new fastest known time for the 46 mile Peak District route the Limestone Way We chat about how Marcus prepared for his FKT attempt and how running an FKT is different to running a race, plus many more tips. Originally on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ike0B0o-zD0
Train right for the Northern Traverse with coach Jen Scotney (PLUS her kit list!)
Trail & ultra running from Wild Ginger Running
Ultra runner Jen Scotney excels at enjoying longer distance races like the 105 mile Spine Challenger and 190 mile Northern Traverse. She is also a running coach & yoga teacher. In this live chat we hear from Jen about how to train right for the Northern Traverse in particular, and the kit she considered essential on her journey. Watch original on YouTube with images here https://youtu.be/sDa7g2ADcPg Book Jen for coaching here https://www.marcusscotney.com/about/jen/ Jen & Marcus' 10 min daily strength workout https://youtu.be/HkiSzi6qOYM Watch Jen's race vlogs here on her YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChwq24xzGtBJzIlX5jFHF2Q Jen's Spine Challenger kit list Vlog https://youtu.be/l7QZYko_xOU Blog https://www.montane.co.uk/blog/2019/01/jen-scotney-spine-challenger-kit/ ---- This film is self-funded. If you found it useful, please support me on Patreon for perks & prizes www.Patreon.com/WildGingerRunning Follow me on Instagram @WildGingerRunning Get a Wild Ginger Running t-shirt or buff here https://wildgingerrunning.co.uk/shop/ Book a place on my beginner to intermediate trail running training camps here https://wildgingerrunning.co.uk/trainingcamp/ Run in the 100-mile UTMB course over 6-days from Chamonix with me here! https://www.tracks-and-trails.com/holidays/mont-blanc-ultra-trail-wild-ginger-running
There is so much to say about Jen Scotney and we had a lot to talk about. Jen is a human rights lawyer, long distance runner, dog lover, vegan athlete and partner of pro ultra runner Marcus Scotney. Over and above all of the labels she is simply a cool and down to earth human; radically honest and modest in equal part and someone who faces up square to the hurdles of life. We talk not long after her second Spine Challenger race and hear the gritty reality of what nearly 40 hours on that tough trail was like. Jen’s brother and father both passed away within a five month period and we also talk about the reality of that experience from her perspective, her grief and how it has changed since. Jen has other wisdom to share too: how she balances a sometimes harrowing career as a human rights lawyer with training for ultras; the tricky relationship between self-worth and race results; the pitfalls of the Strava culture; and her own journey with anxiety, anaemia and chronic fatigue. Enjoy this and show Jen your love on social.
Jen Scotney - 36, Vegan, Ultra-runner who works as a Human Rights Lawyer.
Tough Girl Podcast
Jen has always loved to be active, from running around while growing up in the Peak District to playing football with the boys. Leaving school, and heading off to University she was painfully shy and struggle to talk to people, however, as she was studying to be a barrister she was thrown into the deep end and worked hard to over come this. While studying and working, exercise took a back seat until she changed her life, by becoming self employed and moving away from London. After the loss of her father and brother in quick succession she started going running as a way to deal with the pain. Although she struggles to call herself a runner, she has run multiple ultra in the country and has completed the Dig Deep Ultra, the Spine Challenge and the Northern traverse. During this podcast Jen shared more about her passion for running, what she eats, how she trains, recovers and also gives top tips and advice for you to complete your own ultra challenge. Show notes Why she has only just started to call herself a runner Growing up in the Peak District and spending a lot of time outdoors Playing sports at school, loving football and athletics Getting through the awkward years at school and being the only girl playing football Doing 5 years at university and how it impacted on her health and sports Working as a Human Rights Lawyer Her progression as a runner Becoming self employed, moving back to the peak district and starting to go walking again Joining a running club in the Peak District and being too scared to do any races or runs Doing her first fell race What she loves about running and why she has fun Going on social media and being inspired by twitter Losing her father and brother and going through a time of turmoil Deciding to get a dog 30 mile ultra! The Dig Deep Ultra and having a little wobble during the race Getting nervous before races and having anxiety Trying not to stress and enjoying the moments while out running The Spine Challenger Race and deciding to take it more seriously The technical aspects of the race Blisters and feet!! Being a vegan, and her diet during training, racing and recovery Being anaemic and suffering from chronic fatigue Using acupuncture to manage her fatigue Finding out what works for you The Northern Traverse Race Walking the coast to coast with her mum Advice and tips for other runners and why getting to the start line without being injured is so important! Future races coming up Social Media Twitter - @jenscotney Instagram - @jenscotney Youtube
Further. Faster. Podcast - Ep.5 (Ultra Running with Jen Scotney)
Further. Faster. Podcast
Welcome to Episode 5 of Further, Faster, a monthly podcast in association with Montane. This is the podcast that takes a deeper look into why, and how, ultra athletes, explorers and mountaineers do what they do. This month, host Daniel Neilson speaks to Montane ambassador and ultra runner Jen Scotney. Jen is a remarkable person. She’s a human rights lawyer by day (and sometimes night), and is also an exceptional ultra runner, placing high in the Montane Spine Challenger and the gruelling 190-mile Northern Traverse. The most remarkable is that she’s fairly new to the sport, and what makes talking to her so interesting is that all that learning, all those formative experiences are happening right now. We learn about new training routines and diet, about how wellbeing affects her running and how it interacts with her very busy work life. And how recent changes are making huge improvements to her running. Jen herself is fun to talk to and has some hilarious anecdotes. A great insight into the life of one of our best runners. We hope you enjoy… Listen in.