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ANGELA MUDGE

 

Angela is not stranger to the world of international competitions.

She ia 5-time British Fell Running Champion, World Mountain Running Champion (2000) and finished runner-up in 2003. She has also won the team competition as part of Scotland in 2003.

Angela has finished as a runner-up 3-times in the European Mountain Running Championships. In addition, she won the silver medal at the IAU World Trail Challenge in Serre Chevalier in 2009.

She is a twice World Sky Running Champion (2006 and 2007) and runner-up in 2008. She also holds the Everest Marathon record and numerous record on the UK fells.

Angela's future goals include trying new events and moving into a few ultras each year.

 

 

Views on the Commonwealth Championships…

 

Nadeem Khan (NK): What were your thoughts on running in the Commonwealth Championships?

Angela Mudge (AM): I wanted to support this new championship even though I had just raced an 8 day event 5 days before and would not be in peak condition. For us to be included in the actual champs all the top athletes need to support this event - luckily most did!

 

NK: How was this race different from your other international races?

AM: The race had a much smaller field and support than a world trophy. This was a bonus in a way as everyone was more relaxed and friendly preceding the race.

 

NK: The one thing that you will remember about these Championships…

AM: The great weather and setting of keswick and proabably watching the finish of the 24 hour race

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Get to know Angela…

 

NK: Most memorable athletic moment…

AM: Winning Sierre Zinal in 2001 breaking the record and being the first women to run under 3 hours. An amazing atmosphere at the race and general love of the event makes it a special one.

 

NK: What is your typical training week?

AM: Train every day running from 1 hour upwards, do 2 longer runs in the hills normally up to 3 hours and speed sessions twice weekly if I am not racing. I use my bike for a second session as a knee injury prevents me from running twice a day.

 

NK: If you were not a runner, you would be…

AM: Good questions probably a cyclist or manic hill walker.

 

NK: Your biggest supporter in your running career…

AM: It was my twiN sister who passed away in 2006.

 

NK: If you could train with a marathon celebrity, who would you pick?

AM: I’d have to pick Ron Hill because he ran hill races in the past. I wouldn’t be interested in training with a road runner if they are not going to venture onto the trails or even hills.