Cook Eat Run
NHS ICU Physio & 2.37 Marathoner Anna Boniface
Season 2, Ep. 12
Anna Boniface is an NHS ICU physio working with COVID patients during the day, and trains as an elite runner outside of her day job. She ran a 2.37 at the London Marathon in 2017, finishing as the first non-elite woman and later represented England at the Toronto Marathon.
We chat about;
- keeping easy runs easy
- REDS and eating disorders
- coming back from injury
- life on the ICU wards
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This episode is sponsored by Brooks and Runners Need.
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