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Jen Scotney

2019 spine challenger kit list | montane 21/01/2019
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JEN SCOTNEY: SPINE CHALLENGER KIT

Montane Athlete Jen Scotney finished the 2019 Montane Spine Challenger in 3rd place.  Here she talks through her kit selection. Click here to read Jen’s SPINE CHALLENGER report The challenge of this race was clearly the wet, wild, cold weather, with only one chance to pick up dry kit at Hebden. The outstanding piece of kit for me was my Prismatic Jacket – I put it on under my Spine Jacket when I was cold at 30 miles and it was instance warmth. It then kept me warm and dry... Read More

21/01/2019
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JEN SCOTNEY: SPINE CHALLENGER 2019

When is a DNF (Did Not Finish) acceptable for you? What red lines have to be crossed before you can make that decision to pull out of a race without regrets? For me, I usually think it would be an injury that could impact on future races, or create long term difficulties if I carried on, that would make the decision for me. That would be acceptable in my mind to pull out and mentally know it just couldn’t have carried on. A sensible, even if still disappointing, DNF. But... Read More

jen scotney cappadocia ultra aftermath | Montane 01/11/2018
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JEN SCOTNEY: THE AFTERMATH

I finished in just under 9 and half hours. Amazing that Marcus had done that 4 hours quicker and then gone on to the second loop. I got my medal and fleece. I then got chatting to a English runner Jaqui who had finished just before me, and I saw that Marcus was second at last checkpoint which was a great result if he could hold it. It got dark and began to rain as I waited for him, and shared his joy as he crossed the line. 1  TRAINING ... Read More

jen scotney races the cappadocia ultra | montane 31/10/2018
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JEN SCOTNEY: THE RACE

We set off with the 120km runners and wound up through the steep streets out of the town. I had actually started nearish the front so a few people were coming past me, yet I was going past others that walked the hill. We soon turned off the road and started the next 39 miles of dusty winding trails which made for an absolutely stunning race. There were a few bottlenecks at canyons at the start but otherwise, I got into my rhythm, plodding along, waiting for the first of... Read More

29/10/2018
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JEN SCOTNEY: CAPPADOCIA TRAINING

The second part of this year has been a lesson in patience, in moderation for me, in realising I’m not as invincible as a couple of good races can make me feel. I had always said 2018 would be about the Northern Traverse and it was, and thinking I would want a break from running and training after that I had said no more races for 2018. 1  TRAINING          2  NERVES          3  THE RACE          4  AFTERMATH Had. As... Read More

jen scotney pre-race nerves cappadocia ultra | montane 02/10/2018
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JEN SCOTNEY: CAPPADOCIA PRE-RACE NERVES

Marcus says I’m an anxious traveller and maybe I am a bit; I don’t like all the stages of air travel and a full day to travel there, and one on the way back, seems a lot when days off are precious. I also had an important Parole Hearing for work on the day I got back. This one was 170 miles away and for a young person I have represented for 10 years. My work still means something to me, even if I find my focus elsewhere at times.... Read More

30/08/2018
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST – EPISODE 5

Montane Ambassador Jen Scotney talks entertainingly of the connection between mind and body, and how running improves all aspects of life if you are willing to put the miles in.  Click the image to listen on Buzzsprout Welcome to Episode 5 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... Read More

Jen Scotney northern Traverse Vlog 25/06/2018
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PART v: THE VLOG

You’ll see my race didn’t always go to plan but still had a brilliant time… …THAT’S THE END OF THE VLOG! Continue Jen’s Northern Traverse adventure: Part I: Training          Part II: The Race         Part III: The Finish          Part IV: The kit

Northern Traverse iv 24/06/2018
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PART iv: THE KIT

What would I do differently? The big one for me would be putting more food in my drop bags that would survive the days in the bag, such as camping pasta meals, meaning I could eat proper vegan meals at checkpoints. Continue Jen’s Northern Traverse adventure: Part I: Training          Part II: The Race         Part III: The Finish          Part V: The Vlog PART IV: The Kit The biggest challenge I faced deciding on kit was that checkpoints were generally 35-45 miles... Read More

Northern Traverse iii 23/06/2018
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PART iii: THE FINISH

There is something so beautiful about being that alone, out that late, and out of place. I guess this is when those demons could arise for some, but for me I love the solitude of these races. It’s a good thing. Continue Jen’s Northern Traverse adventure: Part I: Training          Part II: The Race          Part IV: The Kit          Part V: The Vlog PART III: THE FINISH It’s now been a couple of weeks since I completed the race. I have... Read More